Relying on or derived from observation or experiment: empirical results that supported the hypothesis.
Verifiable or provable by means of observation or experiment: empirical laws.
Guided by practical experience and not theory, especially in medicine.
Relying on or derived from observation or experiment.
Verifiable or provable by means of observation or experiment.
Of or being a philosophy of medicine emphasizing practical experience and observation over scientific theory.
The adjective empirical has one meaning:
Meaning #1: derived from experiment and observation rather than theory
Antonym: theoretical (meaning #1)
The reason teens believe they know it all is they have no empircal knowledge. Oh how I long for those idyllic empirical-less days