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a posteriori


definition of a posteriori:

(from Latin. translates to "from what comes after") a process of acquiring knowledge that results from experience or observation, as opposed to knowledge that originates from pure reason.

a posteriori, as it might be used:

The real nature of the action will be discovered from the basic facts a posteriori.

a posteriori, in an example:

Fiona and Fergus, having been married for forty years, know, a posteriori, that compromise is essential to a successful marriage.
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