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1. empiric

adjective. derived from experiment and observation rather than theory.

Synonyms

  • experiential
  • falsifiable
  • verifiable
  • observational
  • semiempirical
  • trial-and-error
  • empirical
  • experimental
  • existential
  • a posteriori
  • confirmable

Antonyms

  • subjective
  • algorithmic
  • analytic
  • a priori

Etymology

  • empirique (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • empiricus (Latin)

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2. empiric

adjective. relying on medical quackery.

Antonyms

  • hypothetical

Etymology

  • empirique (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • empiricus (Latin)

Example sentences of the word empiric


1. Adjective
If the diagnosis indicates kidney infection, the physician will order an empiric antibiotic that will cover all likely kinds of bacteria involved in the infection.

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