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Definition of "empirically" []

  • Derived from or relating to experiment and observation rather than theory (adjective)
  • (of medical treatment) based on practical experience rather than scientific proof (adjective)
  • (of knowledge) derived from experience rather than by logic from first principles (adjective)
  • (of a proposition) subject, at least theoretically, to verification (adjective)
  • Of or relating to medical quackery (adjective)
  • The posterior probability of an event derived on the basis of its observed frequency in a sample (noun)
  • Based on experience as opposed to theoretical knowledge. (adverb)

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  • Based on data gathered in the real world. (adverb)

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Use "empirically" in a sentence
  • "A key prediction of Williamson's theory, which has also been supported empirically, is therefore that the propensity of economic agents to conduct their transactions inside the boundaries of a firm increases along with the relationship-specific features of their assets."
  • "When we have the technology to measure pain empirically (FMRI maybe?), we can revisit our definitions."
  • "All IDers agree that the question of whether we can infer design empirically is interesting."
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