Definition of empirical:
- Depending upon experience or observation alone, without due regard to science and theory; - said especially of medical practice, remedies, etc.; wanting in science and deep insight; as, empiric skill, remedies.
- Pertaining to, or founded upon, experiment or experience; depending upon the observation of phenomena; versed in experiments.
experiential, animal rights, confirmable, empiric, trial, checkable, experimental, practical, biopiracy, falsifiable, observed, control, pilot, model, trial and error, supportable, observational, semiempirical, double-blind, chromatography, demonstrable, existential, objective, test, anatomize, detection, a posteriori, provable, dissect, detect, data-based, verifiable, sustainable.
I refuse to accept the antiquated conception of an empirical medicine which does not aim at discovering the truth; which thinks solely of clumsy practical application; and which regards as useful only that which leads immediately and directly to the cure of a given illness.- "The Pros and Cons of Vivisection", Charles Richet Commentator: W. D. Halliburton.
- "Our Knowledge of the External World as a Field for Scientific Method in Philosophy", Bertrand Russell.
- "The Economic Aspect of Geology", C. K. Leith.