Meaning of EMPIRICAL in English


adj pertaining to, or founded upon, experiment or experience; depending upon the observation of phenomena; versed in experiments.

2. empirical ·adj depending upon experience or observation alone, without due regard to science and theory;

— said especially of medical practice, remedies, ·etc.; wanting in science and deep insight; as, empiric skill, remedies.

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