Definitions for empiricalɛmˈpɪr ɪ kəl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
em•pir•i•calɛmˈpɪr ɪ kəl(adj.)
derived from experience or experiment.
depending upon experience or observation alone, without using scientific method or theory, esp. in medicine.
verifiable by experience or experiment.
Origin of empirical:
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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