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empirical Line breaks: em¦pir|ic¦al
Pronunciation: /ɛmˈpɪrɪk(ə)l/

Definition of empirical in English:


Based on, concerned with, or verifiable by observation or experience rather than theory or pure logic: they provided considerable empirical evidence to support their argument
More example sentences
  • The question of whether science causes harm might seem to be an empirical rather than a philosophical one.
  • The work has a strong empirical base, but it is firmly governed by theory.
  • These judgments, when known, constitute knowledge that is based on nothing empirical.
observed, seen, factual, actual, real, verifiable, first-hand;
experimental, experiential;
practical, pragmatic, hands-on, applied
technical heuristic
rare empiric

Words that rhyme with empirical

lyrical, miracle, panegyrical, satirical
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