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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Based on scientific testing or practical experience, not on ideas. Relying on experiment.

Usage examples (41)
  • The grand aim of all science is to cover the greatest number of empirical facts by logical deduction from the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms.
  • An empirical basis for an ethical theory
  • To all knowledge obtained through the observation of facts and phenomena, the term empirical is properly applied.
  • This is what we call empirical information on the ground. for more
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