Meaning of a posteriori
Pronunciation: (ā" po-stēr"ē-ôr'ī, -ōr'ī, -ôr'ē, -ōr'ē), [key]
- from particular instances to a general principle or law; based upon actual observation or upon experimental data:Cf. a priori (def. 1). an a posteriori argument that derives the theory from the evidence.
- not existing in the mind prior to or independent of experience. Cf. a priori (def. 2).