derived from experiment and observation rather than theory
"an empirical basis for an ethical theory"; "empirical laws"; "empirical data"; "an empirical treatment of a disease about which little is known"
relying on medical quackery
Pertaining to or based on experience.
Pertaining to, derived from, or testable by observations made using the physical senses or using instruments which extend the senses.
Verifiable by means of scientific experimentation.
pertaining to, or founded upon, experiment or experience; depending upon the observation of phenomena; versed in experiments
depending upon experience or observation alone, without due regard to science and theory; -- said especially of medical practice, remedies, etc.; wanting in science and deep insight; as, empiric skill, remedies
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Rank popularity for the word 'empirical' in Adjectives Frequency: #755
The numerical value of empirical in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of empirical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
In the case of HIV, the old empirical approach isn't going to work.
No one has the right to destroy another person's belief by demanding empirical evidence.
We've got empirical data supporting the fact that investors are currently rewarding companies that are going out and doing big deals.
Testing is an empirical investigation conducted to provide stakeholders with information about the quality of the software under test.
The grand aim of all science is to cover the greatest number of empirical facts by logical deduction from the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms.
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