Meaning of a priori
Pronunciation: (ā" prī-ôr'ī, -ōr'ī, ā" prē-ôr'ē, -ōr'ē, ä" prē-ôr'ē, -ōr'ē), [key]
- from a general law to a particular instance; valid independently of observation. Cf. a posteriori (def. 1).
- existing in the mind prior to and independent of experience, as a faculty or character trait. Cf. a posteriori (def. 2).
- not based on prior study or examination; nonanalytic: an a priori judgment.