Proofs Glossary


Concepts used in understanding the basic arguments

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A posteriori

Etymology: Latin, literally: from the latter

Definitions: 1) inductive reasoning; 2) information derived from observed facts

     See Also: A priori

A Priori

Etymology: Latin, literally: from the former

Definitions: 1) relating to or derived by reasoning from self-evident propositions; 2) being without examination or analysis; 3) formed or conceived beforehand; 4) presupposed by experience; 5) presumed true; used as a fundamental basis of agreement before discussion; 6) sometimes a term used for a belief without proof

     See Also: A posteriori

Authentic

Definitions: 1) worthy of acceptance or belief; genuine; real; 2) approved by authority; trustworthy; reliable; 3) true to one's own personality, spirit, or character; unique