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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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Byl believes that science involves much more than empirical observation and mathematical analysis.
Science eschews individual eyewitness testimony for empirical observation and data collection.
"If you look at two months worth of statistics and then compare it to a five year average that would be an empirical observation, but I don't feel that it's enough to give a full picture," he said.
From an epistemological point of view, it is important to construct bridges between theory building and empirical observation. From an ethical point of view, it is important to link science to action.
Since nearly all particles will acquire an electrical charge when placed in a liquid, measuring the strength of the electrostatic force--the ability of individual particles to repel each other--can provide reliable information about the stability of a solution without depending on empirical observation alone.
Through intensive study (i.e., interviewing methods and empirical observation), Rosen and Walsh (1989) came to similar conclusions.
Louis, explains "Organism, Psyche, Spirit--Some Clarifications Toward an Anthropological Framework for Working with Neuro-Psycho-Sciences." The quest for an adequate anthropology can no longer start from theory--as Aristotelian and Thomistic rational psychology has traditionally done--but must begin with "empirical observation of the functioning human being," to account for "what is going on when the human comes to know anything" (pp.
The quarter pixel is an empirical observation. So, bandwidth and slew rate having been established, designers can find a significant number of viable op amps from major manufacturers that will meet the requirements.
As Madison is often quoted, "If men were angels, no government would be necessary." Nevertheless, he was quick to add, "You must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place, oblige it to control itself," The logical consequence of such premises about human nature manifested itself in the Convention delegates' concerns about "separation of powers" and "checks and balances." To be sure, some of the delegates drew from Montesq uieu in their notions about checks and balances, but in the main their convictions and arguments rested on empirical observation, experience, and practical considerations.
founded on direct empirical observation and expressed in a transparent
TABLE 2 Competing definitions of EG: An evaluation Definition Type of Definition Any empirical observation Ostensive: "points" to which has been found to generalisations that may generalise (Barwise, exist in the literature.

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