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semiempirical

(ˌsɛmɪɪmˈpɪrɪkəl)
adj
partly empirical
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Adj.1.semiempirical - relying to some extent on observation or experiment
empirical, 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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The proposed model avoids the difficulty of the determination of lateral force induced by synchronization pedestrians on the bridge, which always was treated semiempirically in previous researches.
Till now, there are several bounds being widely adopted to estimate the piston ring conformability, namely, the analytically derived bounds (GOETZE bounds [9] and Dunaevsky bounds [11]), as well as the semiempirically derived bounds (Tomanik bounds [26]).
It has been known for many years that there are certain atmospheric conditions that either promote or inhibit the formation of tropical cyclones, but so far an ability to relate these quantitatively to mean rates of tropical cyclone formation has not been achieved, other than by statistical means through the use of semiempirically based genesis potential indices (GPIs; see, for instance, Menkes et al.