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empirical

 [em-pir´ĭ-k'l]
based on experience; determined from experimental data, as opposed to theoretical.

empirical

(ĕm-pîr′ĭ-kəl)
adj.
1.
a. Relying on or derived from observation or experiment: empirical results that supported the hypothesis.
b. Verifiable or provable by means of observation or experiment: empirical laws.
2. Guided by practical experience and not theory, especially in medicine.

em·pir′i·cal·ly adv.

empirical

Medtalk adjective Based on experience or observational information and not necessarily on proven scientific data

empirical

opinion based on experience and observation, but unsupported by scientific proof