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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
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Yet, judgment is one of those ineffable human capacities that routinely frustrate our attempts to grasp them through theoretical analysis or empirical observation.
This is not an opinion; it's an empirical observation.
This latter possibility would itself be a completely "unproved and unprovable" claim; no evidence whatsoever is available for it, whether in Scripture, Tradition, philosophical reasoning, or empirical observation.
By reaching the limits of logic, one does not demonstrate that metatheory itself is useless; rather, it demonstrates how it is possible to keep distinct those aspects of our analyses that are based in the empirical observation of the text from those aspects that are directed by our theoretical model.
Religious concepts, by their very nature, seem to require some prior concept of divinity if they are to recognize any divine phenomenon, and so any account of innovation which depends upon objective empirical observation will encounter difficulties.
A corollary to this emphasis on quantities rather than qualities was the notion that truth could more likely be attained by careful measurement and empirical observation than through intuition and imagination.
Her knowledge of rhetorical conventions and the elements of hagiography, her use of empirical observation and deduction, and her command of sermonic and epistolary forms make The Answer one of the richest works of prose of the Golden Age.
By the end of the 17th century, as the scientific method of empirical observation replaced speculation, the work had been superseded.
The trick is to achieve an effect of constant oscillation between a variety of opposites, catalyzing as well as representing consciousness moving from empirical observation to transcendental self-awarenes and back again.
There is, however, a cost to embarking on this comparative analysis, for it obliges Waddington to abandon the strength of his own empirical observation and rely instead on the accounts of others.
LoPucki's first argument(24) relies on the proposition that by itself data supports only a strict empirical observation but will not support any extended inferences so that, if you draw them, their source has to be some entirely extraneous theory.
On the basis of this empirical observation, Lotka suggested the following equation to describe the pattern of research output among authors:

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