1. empirically

adverb. ['ɛmˈpɪrɪkəli, ɛmˈpɪrɪkli'] in an empirical manner.


  • by trial and error


  • -ly (English)
  • -lice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • empirical (English)
  • -al (English)

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Rhymes with Empirically

  • lyrically

Sentences with empirically

1. Adverb
Economists use a mathematical equation model known as a production function to study production empirically.

Quotes about empirically

1. Philosophy ... is a science, and as such has no articles of faith; accordingly, in it nothing can be assumed as existing except what is either positively given empirically, or demonstrated through indubitable conclusions.
- Arthur Schopenhauer, Parerga and Paralipomena

2. The idea that one can go to the fossil record and expect to empirically recover an ancestor-descendant sequence, be it of species, genera, families, or whatever, has been, and continues to be, a pernicious illusion.
- Gareth J. Nelson