meaning of empirical

1. Pertaining to, or founded upon, experiment or experience; depending upon the observation of phenomena; versed in experiments.
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.
derived from experiment and observation rather than theory; "an empirical basis for an ethical theory"; "empirical laws"; "empirical data"; "an empirical treatment of a disease about which little is ">known"

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