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Based on, concerned with, or verifiable by observation or experience rather than theory or pure logic,
  1. Based on, concerned with, or verifiable by observation or experience rather than theory or pure logic
    • - they provided considerable empirical evidence to support their argument

  1. 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"
  2. empiric: relying on medical quackery; "empiric treatment"
  3. The word empirical denotes information gained by means of observation, experience, or experiment. A central concept in science and the scientific method is that all evidence must be empirical, or empirically based, that is, dependent on evidence or consequences that are observable by the senses. ...
  4. Empirical is a jazz ensemble consisting of Nathaniel Facey on alto saxophone, Tom Farmer on double bass Lewis Wright on vibraphone and Shaney Forbes on drums and frequent collaborator George Fogel piano. ...
  5. Pertaining to or based on experience; Pertaining to, derived from, or testable by observations made using the physical senses or using instruments which extend the senses; Verifiable by means of scientific experimentation
  6. (empirically) Based on experience as opposed to theoretical knowledge; Based on data gathered in the real world
  7. Based on experimental data, not on a theory.
  8. or Empirical Testing: Meaning "after the fact" or "experimental," empirical testing involves actual "real-world" experiments to determine the outcome of component changes.
  9. Classic procedures rely on theoretical distributions, which requires strong assumptions of both the sample and the population. But the inferential leap form the sample to the population may be problematic, especially when the population is ill-defined. ...
  10. Supported by observational information, not on a hypothesis.
  11. received through the senses (sight, touch, smell, hearing, taste), either directly or through extensions.
  12. (adj) - measured, factual; experimental results
  13. A treatment derived from experiment and observation rather than theory. In practice this term applies to treatments based upon the individual’s clinician’s experience and judgement.
  14. Depending on the existence of a regularity in the causality and succession of natural events which permits the acquisition of human knowledge from experiments or experience because identical natural or physical conditions and events always produce identical results or consequences. ...
  15. Verifiable by experience or experiment; objective collection of data to test a subjective concept
  16. Developed from experience or observations without regard to science and theory. (4)
  17. Depending upon observation (experience) via the senses. In behavioral sciences the term is often times contrasted with statements based upon theory or conjecture rather than observations.
  18. Relying on or derived from observation or experiment
  19. verifiable by means of observation or experiment on the real world, that is on things that can be touched, smelled, felt, seen, i.e., that can be measured
  20. one of Kant's four main perspectives, aiming to establish a kind of knowledge which is both synthetic and a posteriori. Most of the knowledge we gain through ordinary experience, or through science, is empirical. 'This table is brown' is a typical empirical statement. (Cf. transcendental).
  21. A word that denotes information gleaned by study or experiments that point to known science or data that is relatively without challenge.
  22. the adjective 'empirical' means 'based upon experience'. In philosophy the term empiricism refers to the theory that all concepts are derived from experience and that all statements which express knowledge must ultimately derive their justification from experience; those who hold that view are ...
  23. An awkward adjective that can have contrary meanings in medicine. The word comes from the Greek for experience. ...
  24. Based on experience or observational but not necessarily on scientific data proven in research studies.
  25. Based on experience, or observation -- describing knowledge derived from or warranted by sense perception.  Compare: a posteriori.  Contrast: a priori.