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Main Entry: em·pir·i·cal
Pronunciation: im-primarystresspir-i-kschwal, em-
Variant(s): also em·pir·ic /-primarystresspir-ik/
Function: adjective
1 : relying on experience or observation usually without regard for a system and theory <empirical medicine>
2 : based on observation or experience <empirical data>
3 : capable of being proved or disproved by observation or experiment <empirical laws>
- em·pir·i·cal·ly /-primarystresspir-i-k(schwa-)lemacron/ adverb

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