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a person who depends on experience or observation alone; a quack; charlatan
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empirical – verifiable: empirical evidence; practical; pragmatic; derived from or guided by experience or experiment
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1. One who is guided by practical experience rather than precepts or theory.
2. An unqualified or dishonest practitioner; a charlatan.
[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).]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. a person who relies on empirical methods
2. (Medicine) a medical quack; charlatan
a variant of empirical
[C16: from Latin empīricus, from Greek empeirikos practised, from peiran to attempt]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. a person who is guided primarily by experience.
2. a quack; charlatan.adj.
[1520–30; < Latin empīricus < Greek empeirikós experienced <émpeir(os) practiced]
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|Adj.||1.||empiric - relying on medical quackery; "empiric treatment"|
|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"|
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a. empírico-a, que se basa en observaciones prácticas.
___ treatment → tratamento empírico.
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