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a posteriori
From effect to cause, from facts to generalizations, inductively [applied to reasoning].

A posteriori is a conclusion which is reached by examination and analysis of the specific facts, as happens in a science laboratory, where a person reasons from actual observation of data and comes to a conclusion from the observed facts. Contrasted with a priori.

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a posteriori
Reasoning from observed facts to general conclusions.
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