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a priori

adj. known to be true, independently of the subject under debate. Economists frequently develop their theoretical models by reasoning, deductively, from certain prior assumptions to general predictions.

For example, operating on the assumption that consumers behave rationally in seeking to maximize their utility from a limited income, economists’ reasoning leads them to the prediction that consumers will tend to buy more of those products whose relative price has fallen. See ECONOMIC MAN, CONSUMER EQUILIBRIUM

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Organisations are defined as "a group of people working together with a particular purpose." For an organisation to be a dynamic complex adaptive organisation it needs to define, a-priori, not only its purpose, but also its specific goals and values.
A choice rule [alpha]([delta], [y.sup.[delta]]) that depends only on the noise level [delta], i.e., [alpha]([delta], [y.sup.[delta]]) = [alpha]([delta]), is called a-priori choice rule.
The a-priori probability for the second decoder, [mathematical expression not reproducible] (i) is computed as follows:
[In other words, APOSTERIOR(t) stands for the statement "If t is logically consistent, then t is logically (semantically) incomplete".] APRIOR(t) stands for the statement "t is non-empirical (a-priori) one", i.e.
[19] Soper, D.S., A-priori Sample Size Calculator for Multiple Regressions [Software].
Kant's argument about the rules of geometry (or arithmetic) is that they are synthetic - a-priori, i.e.
The proposed strategy leads to an a-priori subspace, which delivers a level of accuracy comparable to the FEM without losing the advantages of model order reduction.
The benefit of Dworkin's approach is that he argues against moral relativism or nihilism without a reference to an a-priori moral metaphysical anchor or a divine entity.
En este sentido, para el pensador mendocino la filosofia debe entenderse como una practica teorica universal, que no tiene un comienzo geografico temporal en la antigua Grecia, sino que reconoce una serie de comienzos y re-comienzos en diferentes partes del globo y en diversas etapas historicas, como expresion del a-priori antropologico de la pluralidad de comunidades humanas.
However these methods (SVD, PCA, FA and ICA) suffer from limitation that total number of targets are known a-priori. Statistical methods sometimes also require a subjective threshold value.
Lo que se pretende, como sostiene Comenio, es 'ensenar todo a todos'creando un artificio universal que funcione de forma a-priori y sea inmutable a la naturaleza de las cosas.
De todos los metodos con los que contamos en mineria de datos educativos, empleamos el Modelo K-Medias para la obtencion de conglomerados o grupos de actividad deficiente o anormal (outliers), el modelo basado en grafico de malla para medir el grado de correlaciones entre variables que reflejan la actividad de la plataforma virtual y la elaboracion del modelo A-priori para la obtencion de una regla predictiva con los datos del proceso de uso de la herramienta de aprendizaje online.