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a priori

an argument based on reason alone

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a posteriori

an argument based on experience alone

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predicate

a quality or description of an object/subject

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necessary

cannot no exist; holds the reason for being within itself

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analytic

a statement which contains the truth needed to verify it within itself

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synthetic

a statement which need external evidence to verify itself

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logical necessity

a statement which must be true because there is no logical alternative

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contingent

cannot cease to exist