empirically empirically  /ɛm ˈpɪ rɪ kə li/


  • (adv) in an empirical manner


  1. Even though Fox probably made a million dollars' worth of trailers and ads, they empirically knew from testing that every dollar they spent on ad time for Idiocracy would be wasted.
  2. No matter that, using Tycho Brahe's most exhaustive astronomical observations in history, Kepler had empirically demonstrated that the planets orbit elliptically.
  3. Cognitive behavioral therapy and other empirically supported treatments are time-limited, solution oriented, extremely effective, and capable of limiting risk of relapse.



  1. Second Amendment rights are different, Breyer says, because "determining the constitutionality of a particular state gun law requires finding answers to complex empirically based questions."
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Stephen Breyer Source: Hot Air (blog)

  2. "When I somewhat obviously and empirically judged that the populist Obama administration is exacerbating the crisis with its budget and policies, as evidenced by the incredible decline in the [stock market] averages since his inauguration, I was met...
    on Mar 9, 2009 By: Jim Cramer Source: Washington Times

  3. "These stats reflect empirically how significant it is when we put quality preschool programs out there for these at-risk children," Beebe said. "It further reflects how important it is for us to do even more."
    on Jan 25, 2007 By: Mike Beebe Source: MyFox Memphis

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