Definitions for empiricalɛmˈpɪr ɪ kəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. empirical, empiric(adj)

    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"

  2. empiric, empirical(adj)

    relying on medical quackery

    "empiric treatment"


  1. empirical(Adjective)

    Pertaining to or based on experience.

  2. empirical(Adjective)

    Pertaining to, derived from, or testable by observations made using the physical senses or using instruments which extend the senses.

  3. empirical(Adjective)

    Verifiable by means of scientific experimentation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Empirical(adj)

    pertaining to, or founded upon, experiment or experience; depending upon the observation of phenomena; versed in experiments

  2. Empirical(adj)

    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

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'empirical' in Adjectives Frequency: #755


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of empirical in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of empirical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Wayne Koff:

    In the case of HIV, the old empirical approach isn't going to work.

  2. Ann Landers:

    No one has the right to destroy another person's belief by demanding empirical evidence.

  3. Caitlin Ryan:

    We ’ve had 60 years of research on sexual orientation, it helped create an empirical foundation for these policy changes.

  4. Grant Kernaghan:

    We've got empirical data supporting the fact that investors are currently rewarding companies that are going out and doing big deals.

  5. Cem Kaner:

    Testing is an empirical investigation conducted to provide stakeholders with information about the quality of the software under test.

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