HyperDic: empiric

English > 2 senses of the word empiric:
ADJECTIVEpertempiric, empiricalrelying on medical quackery
allempiric, empiricalderived from experiment and observation rather than theory
English > empiric: 2 senses > adjective 1, pert
MeaningRelying on medical quackery.
Example"empiric treatment"
Usage ofarchaism, archaicismThe use of an archaic expression
Nounsquackery, empiricismmedical practice and advice based on observation and experience in ignorance of scientific findings
English > empiric: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningderived 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"
Narrowera posteriorirequiring evidence for validation or support
confirmable, verifiable, falsifiablecapable of being tested (verified or falsified) by experiment or observation
experiential, existentialderived from experience or the experience of existence
experimental, data-based, observationalRelying on observation or experiment
experimentalOf the nature of or undergoing an experiment / experiment / experiment
semiempiricalrelying to some extent on observation or experiment
trial-and-errortrying out various means or theories until error is satisfactorily reduced or eliminated
Oppositetheoretical, theoreticconcerned primarily with theories or hypotheses rather than practical considerations
Spanishempírica, empírico
Nounsempiricismthe application of empirical methods in any art or science

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