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em·pir·i·cal

 (ĕm-pîr′ĭ-kəl)
adj.
1.
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.

em·pir′i·cal·ly adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.empirically - in an empirical manner; "this can be empirically tested"
theoretically - in a theoretical manner; "he worked the problem out theoretically"
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Translations

empirically

[emˈpɪrɪkəlɪ] ADVempíricamente
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

empirically

[ɪmˈpɪrɪkəli] adv [observe, verify] → de manière empirique, empiriquement
empirically based → fondé(e) sur l'expérience
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

empirically

advempirisch; (introducing sentence) → empirisch gesehen
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

empirically

[ɛmˈpɪrɪklɪ] advempiricamente
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