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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.
Meaning of Empirical from wikipedia
- Empirical evidence
for a proposition
is evidence, i.e. what supports
this proposition, that is constituted
by or accessible
- Empirical research
is research using empirical
evidence. It is also a way of gaining knowledge
and indirect observation
and skepticism. Empiricism emphasizes
role of empirical evidence
in the formation
of ideas, rather
than innate ideas
- In chemistry, the empirical formula
of a chemical compound
is the simplest whole number ratio
of atoms present
in a compound. A simple example
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- In science, an empirical relationship
or phenomenological relationship
is a relationship
that is supported
- In statistics, an empirical distribution function
(commonly also called
Function, eCDF) is the distribution
- formal sciences
they do not rely on empirical
evidence. Applied sciences
that use scientific
- Empiric therapy
or empirical therapy
is medical treatment
or therapy based
and, more specifically, therapy begun
on the basis
of a clinical...
- "Is Logic Empirical
?" is the title
of two articles
(one by Hilary Putnam
Dummett) that discuss
the idea that the algebraic
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