Empirical meaning

ĕm-pîrĭ-kəl
The definition of empirical is something that is based solely on experiment or experience.

An example of empirical is the findings of dna testing.

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Based upon analysis of data or experience rather than on deduction or speculation.
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Relying or based solely on experiment and observation rather than theory.

The empirical method.

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Relying or based on practical experience without reference to scientific principles.

An empirical remedy.

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Relying on or derived from observation or experiment.
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Pertaining to, derived from, or testable by observations made using the physical senses or using instruments which extend the senses.
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(philosophy of science) Verifiable by means of scientific experimentation.
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Pertaining to or based on experience.
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Guided by practical experience and not theory, especially in medicine.
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Guided by practical experience and not theory, especially in medicine.
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Origin of empirical

  • From empiric +‎ -al.

    From Wiktionary