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Related to empirical: Empirical probability
based on experience; determined from experimental data, as opposed to theoretical.
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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.
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empiricalMedtalk adjective Based on experience or observational information and not necessarily on proven scientific data
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