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Meaning of empirical

em•pir•i•cal

Pronunciation: (em-pir'i-kul), [key]
— adj.
  1. derived from or guided by experience or experiment.
  2. depending upon experience or observation alone, without using scientific method or theory, esp. as in medicine.
  3. provable or verifiable by experience or experiment.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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