Definition of emperical
1. empirical [ a ] derived from experiment and observation rather than theory
Examples: "an empirical basis for an ethical theory" "empirical laws" "empirical data" "an empirical treatment of a disease about which little is known"
(A.L. Kroeber, "Semantic Contribution of Lexicostatistic...)
I would propose , next , as the prime requirement for constitution of new basic lists , items whose forms show as high an empirical retention rate as possible .
(Allan J. Braff and Roger F. Miller, "Wage-Price...)
Part 3 , discusses the empirical relevance and policy implications of the conclusions .Synonyms empirical empiric Related Terms theoretical experimental experimental confirmable experiential semiempirical confirmable trial-and-error a_posteriori
2. empirical [ a ] (archaic) relying on medical quackery
Examples: "empiric treatment"
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