Meaning of EMPIRICAL in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ -i-kəl ]


also em·pir·ic -ik

Date: 1569

1. : originating in or based on observation or experience

empirical data

2. : relying on experience or observation alone often without due regard for system and theory

an empirical basis for the theory

3. : capable of being verified or disproved by observation or experiment

empirical laws

4. : of or relating to empiricism

• em·pir·i·cal·ly -i-k(ə-)lē adverb

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.