Empiric meaning

ĕm-pîrĭk
An unqualified or dishonest practitioner; a charlatan.
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One who is guided by practical experience rather than precepts or theory.
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Empirical.
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A person who relies solely on practical experience rather than on scientific principles.
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A charlatan; quack.
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Empirical.
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A member of a sect of ancient physicians who based their theories solely on experience.
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Someone who is guided by empiricism; an empiricist.
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Any unqualified or dishonest practitioner; a charlatan; a quack.
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Origin of empiric

  • 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

  • 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