Associations to the word «Empirical»


EMPIRICAL, adjective. Pertaining to or based on experience.
EMPIRICAL, adjective. Pertaining to, derived from, or testable by observations made using the physical senses or using instruments which extend the senses.
EMPIRICAL, adjective. (philosophy of science) Verifiable by means of scientific experimentation.
EMPIRICAL DATA, noun. Data derived from reliable measurement or observation.
EMPIRICAL EGO, noun. (philosophy) (phenomenology) In the thought of Immanuel Kant and Edmund Husserl, the self of each person, understood as the locus of personality and capable of being known as an object by means of reflective awareness, in contrast with the transcendental ego which is always an experiencing subject.
EMPIRICAL FORMULA, noun. (chemistry) A notation indicating the ratios of the various elements present in a compound, without regard to the actual numbers.
EMPIRICAL FORMULAE, noun. Plural form of empirical formula
EMPIRICAL FORMULAS, noun. Plural of empirical formula
EMPIRICAL RESEARCH, noun. Research that bases its findings on direct or indirect observation as its test of reality.
EMPIRICAL RULE, noun. (statistics) (singulare tantum) Synonym of 68-95-99.7 rule.

Dictionary definition

EMPIRICAL, adjective. Derived from experiment and observation rather than theory; "an empirical basis for an ethical theory"; "empirical laws"; "empirical data"; "an empirical treatment of a disease about which little is known".
EMPIRICAL, adjective. Relying on medical quackery; "empiric treatment".

Wise words

Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one's will. Virtue, good, evil are nothing but words, unless one takes them apart in order to build something with them; they do not win their true meaning until one knows how to apply them.
Paul Gauguin