Empiric

  • 1 empiric — EMPÍRIC, Ă, empirici, ce, adj. Bazat (numai) pe experienţă; care priveşte empirismul, care are la bază empirismul. ♢ Formulă empirică = formulă obţinută prin prelucrarea pur matematică a unor date experimentale, fără substrat teoretic. Medicină… …

    Dicționar Român

  • 2 Empiric — Em*pir ic (?; 277), n. [L. empiricus an empiric, Gr. ? experienced, equiv. to ?; ? in + ? a trial, experiment; akin to ? ford, way, and E. fare: cf. F. empirique. See {In}, and {Fare}.] 1. One who follows an empirical method; one who relies upon… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Empiric — Em*pir ic, Empirical Em*pir ic*al, a. 1. Pertaining to, or founded upon, experiment or experience; depending upon the observation of phenomena; versed in experiments. [1913 Webster] In philosophical language, the term empirical means simply what… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Empiric — can refer to: * Asclepiades of Bithynia * Empiricism * Empirical * Empirical research * Empirical formula …

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  • 5 empiric — index probative Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 empiric — (adj.) c.1600, from L. empiricus a physician guided by experience, from Gk. empeirikos experienced, from empeiria experience, from empeiros skilled, from en in (see EN (Cf. en ) (2)) + peira trial, experiment, from PIE …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 empiric — [em pir′ik] n. [L empiricus < Gr empeirikos, experienced < empeiria, experience < en , in + peira, a trial, experiment: see FARE] 1. a person who relies solely on practical experience rather than on scientific principles 2. Archaic a… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 empiric — 1. adjective empirical 2. noun a) A member of a sect of ancient physicians who based their theories solely on experience. An empiric oftentimes, and a silly chirurgeon, doth more strange cures than a rational physician. b) Someone who is guided… …

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  • 9 empiric — empirical / empiric [adj] practical; based on experience experient, experiential, experimental, factual, observational, observed, pragmatic, provisional, concepts 548,582 Ant. hypothetical, impractical, speculative, theoretical, unobserved …

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  • 10 empiric(al) —   a. relying on or derived from experiment or experience only; ignoring theory or science.    ♦ empiric, n. such thinker or scientist; quack.    ♦ empiricism,    ♦ empiricist, n …

    Dictionary of difficult words

  • 11 empiric — noun Etymology: Latin empiricus, from Greek empeirikos doctor relying on experience alone, from empeiria experience, from em 2en + peiran to attempt more at fear Date: 1562 1. charlatan 2 2. one who relies on practical experience …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12 empiric — /em pir ik/, n. 1. a person who follows an empirical method. 2. a quack; charlatan. adj. 3. empirical. [1520 30; < L empiricus < Gk empeirikós experienced, equiv. to em EM 2 + peir (s. of peirân to attempt) + ikos IC] * * * …

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  • 13 empiric — 1. SYN: empirical. 2. A member of a school of Graeco Roman physicians, late BC to early AD, who placed their confidence in and based their practice purely on experience, avoiding all speculation, theory, or abstract reasoning; they were little… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 14 Empiric — A doctor learned his trade empirically, without using either Hippocrates or Galen. He might be a cleric, monk or layman, perhaps even a barber surgeon. Cf. Dwale …

    Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • 15 EMPIRIC —    the name given to any who practises an art from the mere experience of results, apart from all reference to or knowledge of the scientific explanation …

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • 16 empíric — em|pí|ric Mot Pla Nom masculí …

    Diccionari Català-Català

  • 17 empíric — adj. m., pl. empírici; f. sg. empíricã, pl. empírice …

    Romanian orthography

  • 18 empiric — em·pir·ic || em pɪrɪk adj. learned through observation, capable of being verified or disproved through experiments and experience …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 19 empiric — [ɛm pɪrɪk, ɪm ] adjective another term for empirical. noun archaic 1》 a scientist who relies solely on observation and experiment. 2》 a quack doctor. Origin ME: via L. from Gk empeirikos, from empeiria experience …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20 empiric — I. n. Quack, charlatan, pretender, mountebank, impostor, cheat, mere experimenter (without scientific training). II. a.; (also empirical) 1. Experimental, experiential, from experience (as distinguished from inference or reasoning), based on… …

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