# a+priori+reasoning

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**Reasoning**— (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Reasoning >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 1 =>{ant,477,} reasoning ratiocination rationalism Sgm: N 1 dialectics dialectics induction generalization GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 discussion discussion comment Sgm: N 2 …2

**reasoning**— I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Process of understanding Nouns 1. reasoning, ratiocination, rationalism, deduction, dialectics, induction, generalization, logic, synthesis, syncretism, analysis, rationalization, discursive or circular… …3

**inductive reasoning**— Synonyms and related words: Baconian method, a fortiori reasoning, a posteriori reasoning, a priori reasoning, analysis, deduction, deductive reasoning, demonstration, discourse, discourse of reason, discursive reason, epagoge, generalization,… …4

**A priori and a posteriori (philosophy)**— A priori redirects here. For other uses, see A priori. : A posteriori redirects here. For the Enigma album, see A Posteriori. The terms a priori and a posteriori are used in philosophy primarily to distinguish between two different types of… …5

**Deductive reasoning**— Deductive reasoning, also called deductive logic, is reasoning which constructs or evaluates deductive arguments. Deductive arguments are attempts to show that a conclusion necessarily follows from a set of premises or hypotheses. A deductive… …6

**a priori**— I adverb accordingly, as a consequence, as a result of, as is, because of this, by reason of, consequently, deducibly, deductively, derivatively, doubtlessly, ergo, ex concesso, for that reason, for this reason, for which reason, from a general… …7

**A priori probability**— The term a priori probability is used in distinguishing the ways in which values for probabilities can be obtained. In particular, an a priori probability is derived purely by deductive reasoning. [Mood A.M., Graybill F.A., Boes D.C. (1974)… …8

**A Priori Probability**— Probability calculated by logically examining existing information. A priori probability can most easily be described as making a conclusion based upon deductive reasoning rather than research or calculation. The largest drawback to this method… …9

**A priori**— A pri*o ri [L. a (ab) + prior former.] 1. (Logic) Characterizing that kind of reasoning which deduces consequences from definitions formed, or principles assumed, or which infers effects from causes previously known; deductive or deductively. The …10

**a priori**— 1710, from cause to effect (a logical term, in reference to reasoning), Latin, lit. from what comes first, from priori, ablative of prior first (see PRIOR (Cf. prior) (adj.)). Used loosely for in accordance with previous knowledge (1834) …