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Latin. A Latin derivative for in the future. For what comes after. From a later or subsequent aspect or point of view. Inductively; from the particular to the general, or from known effects to their inferred causes. Under our law this means the process of reaching a conclusion from known facts by going from the effect of the facts to their cause.

 - (Logic) Characterizing that kind of reasoning which derives propositions from the observation of facts, or by generalizations from facts arrives at principles and definitions, or infers causes from effects. It is a term used in logic to denote an argument founded on experiment or observation, or one which, taking ascertained facts as an effect, and then proceeds by synthesis and induction to demonstrate their cause. This is the reverse of a priori reasoning.

 - (Philos.) Applied to knowledge which is based upon or derived from facts through induction or experiment; inductive or empirical.

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