Definitions for empiricalɛmˈpɪr ɪ kəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

em•pir•i•calɛmˈpɪr ɪ kəl(adj.)

  1. derived from experience or experiment.

  2. depending upon experience or observation alone, without using scientific method or theory, esp. in medicine.

    Category: Medicine

  3. verifiable by experience or experiment.

Origin of empirical:

1560–70

em•pir′i•cal•ly(adv.)

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"

Wiktionary

  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

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

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