empirical


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.
Related to empirical: Empirical probability

empirical

1. (of medical treatment) based on practical experience rather than scientific proof
2. Philosophy
a. (of knowledge) derived from experience rather than by logic from first principles
b. (of a proposition) subject, at least theoretically, to verification
3. of or relating to medical quackery

empirical

  1. derived from systematic observation or experiment, as against speculative assertion or merely theoretical knowledge.
  2. factually true but, as yet, theoretically unexplained. See also EMPIRICISM, ABSTRACTED EMPIRICISM, EMPIRICAL SOCIOLOGY.

empirical

[em′pir·ə·kəl]
(science and technology)
Based on actual measurement, observation, or experience, rather than on theory.
References in periodicals archive ?
(44.) Here, we might recall that it is precisely due to the fact that Fichte's (abstract) absolute self-consciousness (unconsciously) posits an empirical consciousness with its correlative object that (abstract) absolute self-consciousness begins striving to negate this very opposition and so restore its lost immediate unity or harmony-with-self.
This development parallels a rise in the importance of empirical work in economics.
This study aims to evaluate the integrated empirical orthogonal function and temporal unmixing to detect the changing vegetation area and apply the approach in Jiangsu Province, a rapidly urbanized province in southern China
Since these methods are often empirical, legal realism introduced the empirical paradigm into the legal sciences for the first time.
The past three decades have seen an exponential increase in the number of empirical studies investigating entrepreneurial phenomena.
According to his categorization, the epistemological divide between universalistic disciplinary/theoretical research tradition and particularistic area-specific empirical research tradition (that is, area studies) are broadly converted into, and based on, a methodological divide between quantitative research techniques and qualitative research techniques.
Yeo begins with a preface and introductory first chapter which describe period forms and methods of observational note taking and the characteristics and interests of the self-styled English "virtuosi," including an account of note takers, their methods, and purposes, from the past all the way through their impact upon the development of modern empirical science.
The use of the term "ethnography" as a general term for empirical research could be misleading for the reader who either expects this book to contain ethnographies or takes this book's contents to define ethnography.
Abattis Bioceuticals, a specialty biotechnology company focused on cultivating, licensing, and marketing proprietary ingredients, bio-similar compounds, equipment, and consulting services to North American medicinal markets, has signed a manufacturing contract with Empirical Labs of Ft.
Keywords: Censored data; Empirical likelihood; Parametric estimation; Nonparametric estimation; Approximation of variance.