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Definition of Empirical

Empirical

  1. Pertaining to, or founded upon, experiment or experience; depending upon the observation of phenomena; versed in experiments.
  2. 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.

Empirical Quotations

The grand aim of all science is to cover the greatest number of empirical facts by logical deduction from the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms.
Albert Einstein

There is a rumour going around that I have found God. I think this is unlikely because I have enough difficulty finding my keys, and there is empirical evidence that they exist.
Terry Pratchett

We would be in a nasty position indeed if empirical science were the only kind of science possible.
Edmund Husserl

Realism is not a matter of any fidelity to an empirical reality, but of the discursive conventions by which and for which a sense of reality is constructed.
John Fiske

While I have no empirical evidence to back this up, I bet that the number of homosexual people per thousand has not fluctuated all that much over the centuries. I do not believe the dented wisdom my father used to extol, that homosexuality was a sure sign of a civilization in decline.
Henry Rollins
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Empirical Translations

empirical in French is empirique
empirical in Hungarian is empirikus, tapasztalati
empirical in Italian is empirico
empirical in Swedish is empirisk
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