Meaning of EMPIRICAL in English


/ ɪmˈpɪrɪkl; NAmE / adjective

[ usually before noun ] based on experiments or experience rather than ideas or theories :

empirical evidence / knowledge / research

an empirical study

OPP theoretical

►  em·pir·ic·al·ly / -kli; NAmE / adverb :

Such claims need to be tested empirically.

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