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empiric

[ em-pir-ik ]
/ ɛmˈpɪr ɪk /
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noun
a person who follows an empirical method.
a quack; charlatan.
adjective
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Origin of empiric

1520–30; <Latin empīricus<Greek empeirikós experienced, equivalent to em-em-2 + peir- (stem of peirân to attempt) + -ikos-ic

OTHER WORDS FROM empiric

an·ti·em·pir·ic, noun, adjectivenon·em·pir·ic, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for empiric

empiric
/ (ɛmˈpɪrɪk) /

noun
a person who relies on empirical methods
a medical quack; charlatan
adjective
a variant of empirical

Word Origin for empiric

C16: from Latin empīricus, from Greek empeirikos practised, from peiran to attempt
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