A Priori Assumption

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A Priori Assumption


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Dictionary Definition


(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.


Full Definition of A Priori Assumption


(ah-pree-ory) n. Derived from Latin, meaning an assumption that does not require further proof that it is true. For example: one assumes that the sun will rise every morning. Mental laziness may occur if the a priori assumption is made without questioning the basis that no analysis or study is required.


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Definition Sources


Definitions for A Priori Assumption are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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