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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.
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A particular type of systematic review of research literature has come to be strongly associated with identifying empirically supported treatments for use in evidence-based practice.
A total of 33 (28%) patients were empirically treated for STIs but remained unaware of their infections, putting their partners at risk and themselves at risk for reinfection from positive untreated partners.
Empirically supported psychological interventions:Controversies and evidence.
The power of empirically based science is its ability to explain the events of nature in terms of physical laws.
The first booklet (sixteen pages) aimed to enhance positive attitudes and familiarize boys with the camp; the second booklet (twelve pages) aimed to educate parents and children about homesickness phenomenology and provide instructions on empirically validated ways to cope with it.
Key-words: Dodo-bird verdict; Empirically supported therapies; Therapeutic relationship; Functional Analytic Psychotherapy.
Lapan (personal communication, October 2004) points out that CSCPs provide the vehicle for delivering empirically supported interventions, and we agree with that position.
He shows empirically that idiosyncratic volatility is indeed large enough for GDP volatility.
Despite all evidence of their historically factual origins, the represented rooms can hardly be empirically reconstructed.
XcelENTS provided the media relations team with an empirically based instrument to directly measure output and the department's influence on the news media.
All patients had recovered satisfactorily by the time stool culture results were available, and antimicrobial therapy was not necessary, except for the patient who was given ciprofloxacin empirically.
As such, all the chapters without exception are empirically rich and there is much fascinating detail on the many facets of urban life for the poor.

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