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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 em·pir·i·cism /ɪmˈpɪrəˌsɪzəm, ɛm-/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 em·pir·i·cism /ɪmˈpɪrəˌsɪzəm, ɛm-/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Em·pir·i·cism n.
 1. The method or practice of an empiric; pursuit of knowledge by observation and experiment.
 2. Specifically, a practice of medicine founded on mere experience, without the aid of science or a knowledge of principles; ignorant and unscientific practice; charlatanry; quackery.
 3. Metaph. The philosophical theory which attributes the origin of all our knowledge to experience.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: (philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge derives from
           experience [syn: empiricist philosophy, sensationalism]
      2: the application of empirical methods in any art or science
      3: medical practice and advice based on observation and
         experience in ignorance of scientific findings [syn: quackery]