HyperDic: empiricism

English > 3 senses of the word empiricism:
NOUNcognitionempiricism, empiricist philosophy, sensationalism(philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge derives from experience
actempiricismthe application of empirical methods in any art or science
actempiricism, quackerymedical practice and advice based on observation and experience in ignorance of scientific findings
empiricism > pronunciation
Soundsehmpih'rahsih.zahm
Rhymesabolitionism ... zirconium: 557 rhymes with ahm...
English > empiricism: 3 senses > noun 1, cognition
Meaning(philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge derives from experience.
Synonymsempiricist philosophy, sensationalism
CategoryphilosophyThe rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics
NarrowerBritish empiricismThe predominant philosophical tradition in Great Britain since the 17th century
experimentalismAn empirical doctrine that advocates experimental principles
positivism, logical positivismThe form of empiricism that bases all knowledge on perceptual experience (not on intuition or revelation)
Broaderphilosophical doctrine, philosophical theoryA doctrine accepted by adherents to a philosophy
Spanishempiricismo, empirismo, filosofía empírica, sensacionalismo
Catalanempirisme
Nounsempiricista philosopher who subscribes to empiricism
English > empiricism: 3 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe application of empirical methods in any art or science.
Broaderinvestigation, investigatingThe work of inquiring into something thoroughly and systematically
Spanishempirismo
Adjectivesempirical, empiricderived from experiment and observation rather than theory
English > empiricism: 3 senses > noun 3, act
Meaningmedical practice and advice based on observation and experience in ignorance of scientific findings.
Synonymquackery
Broadermedical practiceThe practice of medicine
Spanishcuranderismo, empirismo
Adjectivesempiric, empiricalrelying on medical quackery

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