apriorism

[ey-prahy-awr-iz-uh m, -ohr-, ey-pree-, ah-pree-]

noun Philosophy.

belief in, or reliance upon, a priori reasoning, arguments, or principles.

Origin of apriorism

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

apriorism

noun

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