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Postby KatyBr » Fri Jul 08, 2005 12:55 pm


em·pir·i·cal (ĕm-pîr'ĭ-kəl)

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.
em·pir'i·cal·ly adv.

em·pir·i·cal (ĕm-pēr'ĭ-kəl)
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.
em·pir'i·cal·ly adv.

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

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Postby uncronopio » Sun Jul 10, 2005 9:47 pm

Even worse are people that keep supporting ideas that have been totally refuted by praxis (from Greek prassein). Sempiternal teenagers: grow up!
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Postby Brazilian dude » Thu Jul 14, 2005 2:39 pm

Portuguese/Spanish: empírico
Italian: empirico
French: empirique
Catalan: empíric
Romanian: empiric

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