Meaning of EMPIRICAL in English

EMPIRICAL

adjective

originating in, relying on, or based on factual information, observation, or direct sense experience

an empirical basis for an ethical theory

Synonyms: experient, experiential, experimental

Related Word: observational; factual

Contrasted words: conjectural, speculative, unproved, unsubstantiated; ideal, imagined

Antonyms: theoretical

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