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Definition of Empirical

Empirical
Empiric Em*pir"ic, Empirical Em*pir"ic*al, a. 1. Pertaining to, or founded upon, experiment or experience; depending upon the observation of phenomena; versed in experiments. In philosophical language, the term empirical means simply what belongs to or is the product of experience or observation. --Sir W. Hamilton. The village carpenter . . . lays out his work by empirical rules learnt in his apprenticeship. --H. Spencer. 2. 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. Empirical formula. (Chem.) See under Formula. Syn: See Transcendental.

Meaning of Empirical from wikipedia

- Empirical evidence for a proposition is evidence, i.e. what supports or counters this proposition, that is constituted by or accessible to sense experience...
- Empirical research is research using empirical evidence. It is also a way of gaining knowledge by means of direct and indirect observation or experience...
- rationalism and skepticism. Empiricism emphasizes the central role of empirical evidence in the formation of ideas, rather than innate ideas or traditions...
- In chemistry, the empirical formula of a chemical compound is the simplest whole number ratio of atoms present in a compound. A simple example of this...
- In science, an empirical relationship or phenomenological relationship is a relationship or correlation that is supported by experiment and observation...
- Look up empiric in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Empiric can refer to: Asclepiades of Bithynia A person who practices quackery Empiric school of medicine...
- formal sciences are science disciplines, because they do not rely on empirical evidence. Applied sciences are disciplines that use scientific knowledge...
- In probability theory, an empirical measure is a random measure arising from a particular realization of a (usually finite) sequence of random variables...
- Original Screenplay. He currently runs the production company American Empirical Pictures, which he founded in 1998. He won the Silver Bear for Best Director...
- In computer science, empirical algorithmics (or experimental algorithmics) is the practice of using empirical methods to study the behavior of algorithms...