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Webster

English Word:

a fortiori


English Pronunciation:

a for•ti•o•ri


Noun:


⇨Etymology

Latin


⇨Definition

(Logic & Mathematics) With stronger reason.



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Wiktionary

Etymology:

From Latin ā (“from”) and fortiōrī, comparative of fortis (“strength”).


Adjective:

Adjective a fortiori (comparative more a fortiori, superlative most a fortiori) With stronger or greater reason; as a corollary implied by a stronger claim.


Adverb:

Adverb a fortiori (comparative more a fortiori, superlative most a fortiori) With stronger or greater reason; as a corollary implied by a stronger claim. 1954: Gilbert Ryle, Dilemmas: The Tarner Lectures, 1953, dilemma vii: Perception, page 103 (The Syndics of the Cambridge University Press) Now starting and stopping cannot themselves have starts or stops, or, a fortiori, middles either.


Reference:

a fortiori

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