n. in philosophy, the position that asserts the reality and importance of innate ideas. It emphasizes the validity of knowledge that is not created by experience. It is therefore the opposite of empiricism.

APRIORISM: "Apriorism refers to innate knowledge- that is, knowledge that is not gained by way of learning. "
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