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apriorism

[ ey-prahy-awr-iz-uhm, -ohr-, ey-pree-, ah-pree- ]
/ ˌeɪ praɪˈɔr ɪz əm, -ˈoʊr-, ˌeɪ pri-, ˌɑ pri- /
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noun Philosophy.
belief in, or reliance upon, a priori reasoning, arguments, or principles.
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Origin of apriorism

1870–75; probably translation of Dutch apriorisme.See a priori, -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM apriorism

a·pri·or·ist, nouna·pri·o·ris·tic [ey-prahy-uh-ris-tik], /eɪˌpraɪ əˈrɪs tɪk/, adjectivea·pri·o·ris·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for apriorism

apriorism
/ (eɪˈpraɪəˌrɪzəm) /

noun
the philosophical doctrine that there may be genuine knowledge independent of experienceCompare rationalism (def. 2), sensationalism (def. 3)
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