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From empiric +‎ -al.

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  • IPA(key): /ɪmˈpɪɹɪkəl/
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empirical (comparative more empirical, superlative most empirical)

  1. Pertaining to or based on experience.
    • H. Spencer
      The village carpenter [] lays out his work by empirical rules learnt in his apprenticeship.
  2. Pertaining to, derived from, or testable by observations made using the physical senses or using instruments which extend the senses.
  3. (philosophy of science) Verifiable by means of scientific experimentation.

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