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Empirical

Empirical

WordNet



adjective


(1)   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)   Relying on medical quackery
"Empiric treatment"
Wiktonary



Adjective



  1. Pertaining to or based on experience.
  2. Pertaining to, derived from, or testable by observations made using the physical senses or using instruments which extend the senses.
  3. Verifiable by means of scientific experimentation.