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a priori assumption

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(ah-pree-ory) n. from Latin, an assumption that is true without further proof or need to prove it. It is assumed the sun will come up tomorrow. However, it has a negative side: an a priori assumption made without question on the basis that no analysis or study is necessary, can be mental laziness when the reality is not so certain.
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A-priori-assumption denotes propositional knowledge; something that comes beforehand without experience; something that is assumed to be true. The opposite is a posteriori assumption.
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From Latin, an assumption that is known without further need to prove or experience it.
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An a priori assumption is an assumption formulated without prior basis in empirical fact. A priori roughly means "before experience", and is generally refers to any reasoning act which does not depend on empirical evidence or other prior experience.
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