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Definition of Empirical
EmpiricalEmpiric 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
In philosophical language, the term empirical means
simply what belongs to or is the product of
experience or observation. --Sir W.
The village carpenter . . . lays out his work by
empirical rules learnt in his apprenticeship. --H.
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.
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