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

 em·pir·i·cal /-ɪkəl/
 (a.)完全跟據經驗的,經驗主義的

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

 em·pir·i·cal /-ɪk/ 形容詞
 經驗的,實驗的

From: Network Terminology

 empirical
 經驗

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Em·pir·ic Em·pir·ic·al a.
 1. Pertaining to, or founded upon, experiment or experience; depending upon the observation of phenomena; versed in experiments.
    In philosophical language, the term empirical means simply what belongs to or is the product of experience or observation.   --Sir W. Hamilton.
    The village carpenter . . . lays out his work by empirical rules learnt in his apprenticeship.   --H. Spencer.
 2. 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.
 Empirical formula. Chem. See under Formula.
 Syn: -- See Transcendental.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 empirical
      adj 1: derived from experiment and observation rather than theory;
             "an empirical basis for an ethical theory"; "empirical
             laws"; "empirical data"; "an empirical treatment of a
             disease about which little is known" [syn: empiric]
             [ant: theoretical]
      2: relying on medical quackery; "empiric treatment" [syn: empiric]