[em-pir-i-kuh l] /ɛmˈpɪr ɪ kəl/
derived from or guided by experience or experiment.
depending upon experience or observation alone, without using scientific method or theory, especially as in medicine.
provable or verifiable by experience or experiment.
derived from or relating to experiment and observation rather than theory
(of medical treatment) based on practical experience rather than scientific proof
of or relating to medical quackery
(statistics) the posterior probability of an event derived on the basis of its observed frequency in a sample Compare mathematical probability See also posterior probability
1560s, from empiric + -al (1).
empirical em·pir·i·cal (ěm-pēr’ĭ-kəl)
Relying on or derived from observation or experiment.
[em-pir-uh-siz-uh m] /ɛmˈpɪr əˌsɪz əm/ noun 1. method or practice. 2. Philosophy. the doctrine that all knowledge is derived from sense experience. Compare (def 2). 3. undue reliance upon experience, as in medicine; quackery. 4. an conclusion. /ɛmˈpɪrɪˌsɪzəm/ noun 1. (philosophy) the doctrine that all knowledge of matters of fact derives from experience and that […]
- Empiric risk
empiric risk n. Risk that is based only on empirical evidence, not on formal theory or conjecture.
[em-pir-ik] /ɛmˈpɪr ɪk/ noun 1. a person who follows an method. 2. a quack; charlatan. adjective 3. . /ɛmˈpɪrɪk/ noun 1. a person who relies on empirical methods 2. a medical quack; charlatan adjective 3. a variant of empirical adj. c.1600, from Latin empiricus “a physician guided by experience,” from Greek empeirikos “experienced,” from empeiria […]
[em-puh-riz-uh m] /ˈɛm pəˌrɪz əm/ noun, Philosophy. 1. (def 2).