Empiric Definition

ĕm-pîrĭk
noun
A person who relies solely on practical experience rather than on scientific principles.
Webster's New World
A charlatan; quack.
Webster's New World
adjective
Empirical.
Webster's New World
Wiktionary
Synonyms:
empirical
Antonyms:
theoretical

Other Word Forms of Empiric

Noun

Singular:
empiric
Plural:
empirics

Origin of Empiric

  • From Old French empirique, from Latin empiricus, from Ancient Greek ἐμπειρικός (empeirikos, “experienced”), from ἐμπειρία (empeiria, “experience, mere experience or practice without knowledge, especially in medicine, empiricism”), from ἔμπειρος (empeiros, “experienced or practised in”), from ἐν (en, “in”) + πεῖρα (peira, “a trial, experiment, attempt”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin empīricus from Greek empeirikos experienced from empeiros skilled en- in en–2 peirān to try (from peira try, attempt per-3 in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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