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empirical

[ em-pir-i-kuhl ]SEE DEFINITION OF empirical

Synonyms for empirical

  • experimental
  • factual
  • observational
  • empiric
  • experient
  • experiential
  • observed
  • pragmatic
  • provisional
  • speculative
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Antonyms for empirical

  • conjectural
  • hypothetical
  • impractical
  • theoretic
  • theoretical
  • unobserved
  • unproved
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EMPIRICAL

They would have shrunk from the empirical freedom that results from a little beer.

That is a question of faith and empirical evidence with which we are not here concerned.

There is after all some justification for Guetta's criticism of empirical instruction.

The method from that time on is about of the type described as empirical.

Little remains to be said of the nature of this empirical instruction.

Empirical teaching based on the singer's sensations is of no avail.

This has to do with the use of the empirical precepts in practical instruction.

Here the great value of the empirical knowledge of the voice is seen.

It will be observed that these are empirical, not logical, classes.

There is, however, one empirical test which seems generally applicable.

WORD ORIGIN

1560s, from empiric + -al (1).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR EMPIRICAL

a posteriori

adverbinvolving reasoning from facts
  • analytical
  • empirical
  • experimental
  • from the latter
  • inducible
  • inductive
  • logical
  • practical

real-life

adjectiveexisting in reality
  • actual
  • authentic
  • concrete
  • corporal
  • corporeal
  • empirical
  • factual
  • honest
  • legitimate
  • non-fictional
  • physical
  • practical
  • realistic
  • tangible
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