Definitions of empirical

  1. Empirically. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2. relying on medical quackery; "empiric treatment" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. Depending upon experience or observation alone, without due regard to science and theory; - said especially of medical practice, remedies, etc.; wanting in science and deep insight; as, empiric skill, remedies. Webster Dictionary DB

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  1. Not until the real, individual man is identical with the citizen, and has become a generic being in his empirical life, in his individual work, in his individual relationships, not until man has recognized and organized his own capacities as social capacities, and consequently the social force is no longer divided by the political power, not until then will human emancipation be achieved. – Selected Essays by Karl Marx
  2. The practical application of the theory of heat transfer, as developed at present, seems consequently to rest on these last two formulae, which from their nature are more or less empirical – Steam, Its Generation and Use by Babcock & Wilcox Co.