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- 1. empirical (vs. theoretical), empiric, a posteriori, confirmable, verifiable, falsifiable, experiential, existential, experimental, data-based, observational, experimental, semiempirical, trial-and-error
- usage: derived from experiment and observation rather than theory; "an empirical basis for an ethical theory"; "empirical laws"; "empirical data"; "an empirical treatment of a disease about which little is known"
- 2. empiric, empirical
- usage: relying on medical quackery; "empiric treatment"
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