empirical empirical  /ˌɛm ˈpɪ rɪ kəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) derived from experiment and observation rather than theory
  2. (adj) relying on medical quackery

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  • The experiment gave an empirical evidence to the scientists that there was a fault in the structure.

News

  • Where does Google Glass rank on the douche-wear scale?

    Douches rule the world. There is empirical proof of that. They are everywhere. Google Glass will be their mind control mechanism. It will also stop all procreation. You have been warned non-douches.  read more        
    on June 6, 2013     Source: TG Daily

Quotes

  1. "You have a very full agenda for the next two days," Bernanke warned. "The topics represent a good mix of theoretical work as well as empirical work based on both calibration and econometric estimation."
    on Dec 1, 2006 By: Ben Bernanke Source: BusinessWeek

  2. "Empirical studies on emission trends in the major developing economies now conclusively establish that emissions reductions principally by the developed world will be insufficient to confront the global problem effectively," Perino said in a...
    on Dec 16, 2007 By: Dana Perino Source: Bloomberg

  3. "In all he did, he used economic theory and empirical evidence as best he could," Becker said.
    on Oct 20, 2008 By: Gary Becker Source: International Herald Tribune

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