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em·pir·ic

 (ĕm-pîr′ĭk)
n.
1. One who is guided by practical experience rather than precepts or theory.
2. An unqualified or dishonest practitioner; a charlatan.
adj.
Empirical.

[Latin empīricus, from Greek empeirikos, experienced, from empeiros, skilled : en-, in; see en-2 + peirān, to try (from peira, try, attempt; see per- in Indo-European roots).]

empiric

(ɛmˈpɪrɪk)
n
1. a person who relies on empirical methods
2. (Medicine) a medical quack; charlatan
adj
a variant of empirical
[C16: from Latin empīricus, from Greek empeirikos practised, from peiran to attempt]

em•pir•ic

(ɛmˈpɪr ɪk)

n.
1. a person who is guided primarily by experience.
2. a quack; charlatan.
adj.
3. empirical.
[1520–30; < Latin empīricus < Greek empeirikós experienced <émpeir(os) practiced]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.empiric - relying on medical quackery; "empiric treatment"
archaicism, archaism - the use of an archaic expression
2.empiric - 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"
Translations

empiric

adj = empirical
nEmpiriker(in) m(f)

em·pir·ic

a. empírico-a, que se basa en observaciones prácticas.
___ treatmenttratamento empírico.
References in classic literature ?
Jones did not affect to consider Hiram Doolittle a perfect empiric in his profession, being in the constant habit of listening to his treatises on architecture with a kind of indulgent smile; yet, either from an inability to oppose them by anything plausible from his own stores of learning or from secret admiration, Richard generally submitted to the arguments of his co-adjutor.
He once more endeavored to pass the supposed empiric, scorning even the parade of threatening to use the knife, or tomahawk, that was pendent from his belt.
An idealistic monist who long puzzled the philosophers of that time with his denial of the existence of matter, but whose clever argument was finally demolished when the new empiric facts of science were philosophically generalized.
So down they sat, And to thir viands fell, nor seemingly The Angel, nor in mist, the common gloss Of Theologians, but with keen dispatch Of real hunger, and concoctive heate To transubstantiate; what redounds, transpires Through Spirits with ease; nor wonder; if by fire Of sooty coal the Empiric Alchimist Can turn, or holds it possible to turn Metals of drossiest Ore to perfet Gold As from the Mine.
We will thwart Rappaccini yet," thought he, chuckling to himself, as he descended the stairs; "but, let us confess the truth of him, he is a wonderful man--a wonderful man indeed; a vile empiric, however, in his practice, and therefore not to be tolerated by those who respect the good old rules of the medical profession.
There is another thing," murmured Mazarin; "there are empirics and charlatans.
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