Wednesday, 21 March 2012

word of the day:part twenty-two | empirical


em·pir·i·cal [ɛmˈpɪrɪkəl]

a. Relying on or derived from observation or experiment: empirical results that supported the hypothesis.
b. Verifiable or provable by means of observation or experiment: empirical laws.
2. Guided by practical experience and not theory, especially in medicine.
3. Philosophy:
a. (of knowledge) derived from experience rather than by logic from first principles
b. (of a proposition) subject, at least theoretically, to verification

empirically | adv.
empiricalness | n

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