[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.
[non-emp-tee] /nɒnˈɛmp ti/ adjective, Mathematics. 1. (of a set, group, collection, etc.) containing at least one element.
[en-fawrs, -fohrs] /ɛnˈfɔrs, -ˈfoʊrs/ verb (used with object), enforced, enforcing. 1. to put or keep in force; compel obedience to: to enforce a rule; Traffic laws will be strictly enforced. 2. to obtain (payment, obedience, etc.) by force or compulsion. 3. to impose (a course of action) upon a person: The doctor enforced a strict […]
[en-fawrs-muh nt, -fohrs-] /ɛnˈfɔrs mənt, -ˈfoʊrs-/ noun 1. the act or process of . 2. something that . n. late 15c., from Old French enforcement “strengthening, fortification; rape, compulsion, coercion;” from enforcer; see enforce + -ment.
[en-geyj-muh nt] /ɛnˈgeɪdʒ mənt/ noun 1. the act of or the state of being . 2. an appointment or arrangement: a business engagement. 3. betrothal: They announced their engagement. 4. a pledge; an obligation or agreement: All his time seems to be taken up with social engagements. 5. employment, or a period or post of […]