empirical rule

empirical rule

[em′pir·ə·kəl ′rül]
(science and technology)
A rule which is derived from measurements or observations, and is not based on any theory.
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In 1888, Giuseppe Peano established the axiomatization of mathematics (an axiom is an empirical rule established in certain fields, and used without exceptions universally).
However, for Kant, the empirical rule is not somehow to be divorced from the causal law, at which consciousness aims.
Even so, Kumsa eventually strayed from the faith she had grown up with--influenced by Ethiopia's political situation that was moving from centuries of empirical rule to a communist regime.
The empirical rule and AR1 R/S give less biased measures of the Hurst exponent, H.
The data set acquired should be large enough to allow deriving empirical rules, tendencies and performed the chemical modeling.
We used empirical rules derived from the 1950s onwards, some latent sense of how these things work and we took a risk," says Allsop.
2004) or simulated using empirical rules (Cheeseman & Frisch, 2000).
The innovation of this study is trying to stitch together those empirical rules with the underlying physics and find some sort of generality," Brodsky said.
Several basic empirical rules are sometimes used to determine if the surge-control system adequately protects the compressor.
He said that an expansion of trading volume leads to a rise in share prices according to empirical rules.
However, Castles does not do full justice to Boyd's insistence on the rule of law and how this brought him into sharp conflict with those Brooke officers whom he characterized as employing "rough and ready empirical rules, called by some the rule of common sense and made up as and when occasion requires.
Many empirical rules and amendatory formulas have been proposed to improve the accuracy of the mechanical property measurement of hard coatings.

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