[em-pir-ik] /ɛmˈpɪr ɪk/
a person who follows an method.
a quack; charlatan.
a person who relies on empirical methods
a medical quack; charlatan
a variant of empirical
c.1600, from Latin empiricus “a physician guided by experience,” from Greek empeirikos “experienced,” from empeiria “experience,” from empeiros “skilled,” from en “in” (see en- (2)) + peira “trial, experiment,” from PIE *per- “to try, risk.” Originally a school of ancient physicians who based their practice on experience rather than theory. Earlier as a noun (1540s) in reference to the sect, and earliest (1520s) in a sense “quack doctor” which was in frequent use 16c.-19c.
empiric em·pir·ic (ěm-pēr’ĭk)
[em-puh-riz-uh m] /ˈɛm pəˌrɪz əm/ noun, Philosophy. 1. (def 2).
[em-pleys] /ɛmˈpleɪs/ verb (used with object), emplaced, emplacing. 1. to put in place or position: A statue was emplaced in the square. /ɪmˈpleɪs/ verb 1. (transitive) to put in place or position v. 1865, back-formation from emplacement.
[em-pleys-muh nt] /ɛmˈpleɪs mənt/ noun 1. Fortification. the space, platform, or the like, for a gun or battery and its accessories. 2. a putting in place or position; location: the emplacement of a wall. 3. Geology. /ɪmˈpleɪsmənt/ noun 1. a prepared position for the siting of a gun or other weapon 2. the act of […]
[ih-moht] /ɪˈmoʊt/ verb (used without object), emoted, emoting. 1. to show or pretend : to emote over the beauties of nature. 2. to portray in acting, especially exaggeratedly or ineptly; behave theatrically: The actress emoted for all she was worth. /ɪˈməʊt/ verb 1. (intransitive) to display exaggerated emotion, as in acting; behave theatrically v. 1917, […]