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Empirical

Updated: 5 days ago

Pronunciation: [ em-pir-i-kuhl ]


Definition: adjective

derived from or guided by experience or experiment

Origin: 1560; Greek


Etymology: from Ancient Green word ἐμπειρία, empeiria, which is cognate with and translates to the Latin experientia, from which the words experience and experiment are derived

Usage:

Synonyms:

  • firsthand

  • experimental

  • factual

  • observational

  • experiment

  • experiential

  • observed

  • pragmatic

  • provisional

  • speculative

Antonyms:

  • conjectural

  • impractical

  • theoretical

  • hypothetical

  • theoretic

Example: Unfortunately, Susan didn't have any empirical evidence to suggest.

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