empirical(redirected from empiricalness)
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1. (of medical treatment) based on practical experience rather than scientific proof
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
(science and technology)
Based on actual measurement, observation, or experience, rather than on theory.