a posteriori (ay pos-teer-ee-or-Ior ah pos-teer-ee-or-ee), adv. [Latin ¡°from what comes after¡±] Inductively; from the particular to the general, or from known effects to their inferred causes (as a legal analyst, she reasoned a posteriori ¡ª from countless individual cases to generalized rules that she finally applied). Cf. A PRIORI. ¡ª a posteriori, adj.
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