empirical(redirected from Empirical observation)
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Related to Empirical observation: empirically
a. Relying on or derived from observation or experiment: empirical results that supported the hypothesis.
b. Verifiable or provable by means of observation or experiment: empirical laws.
2. Guided by practical experience and not theory, especially in medicine.
1. derived from or relating to experiment and observation rather than theory
2. (Medicine) (of medical treatment) based on practical experience rather than scientific proof
3. (Philosophy) philosophy
a. (of knowledge) derived from experience rather than by logic from first principles. Compare a priori, a posteriori
4. (Medicine) of or relating to medical quackery
em•pir•i•cal(ɛmˈpɪr ɪ kəl)
1. derived from experience or experiment.
2. depending upon experience or observation alone, without using scientific method or theory, esp. in medicine.
3. verifiable by experience or experiment.
Relying on or derived from observation or experiment rather than theory: empirical results prove the theory.
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|Adj.||1.||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"|
|2.||empirical - relying on medical quackery; "empiric treatment"|
empirical[emˈpɪrɪkəl] ADJ [method] → empírico
empirical[ɪmˈpɪrɪkəl] adj [data, evidence, research, study] → empirique
adv → empirisch