View synonyms for empirically


[ em-pir-ik-lee ]


  1. in a way that is based on or guided by experience or experiment:

    We hope that this study will form the basis for future empirically grounded research and policy analysis.

  2. in a way that is provable or verifiable by experience or experiment:

    Can it be stated empirically that the Latino vote was the single biggest factor contributing to the candidate's victory?

Discover More

Other Words From

  • an·ti·em·pir·i·cal·ly adverb
  • non·em·pir·i·cal·ly adverb
  • o·ver·em·pir·i·cal·ly adverb
  • sem·i·em·pir·i·cal·ly adverb
  • un·em·pir·i·cal·ly adverb

Discover More

Word History and Origins

Discover More

Example Sentences

These narratives also aren’t usually formulated by more data- and empirically-driven reporters, who know to wait until more votes are counted.

We want to push that envelope and show a smoking gun for that kind of an effect, creating something that can be tested and proven empirically in the laboratory.

On the scale of civilization, it is difficult to test empirically the assertions of those who say we are living in a short-termist age.

I try to think empirically about America, her culture, people and oh-so-screwy politics.

I think we’re just taking some small steps theoretically and empirically.

The decline of mainline Protestantism has also undermined this sort of prudent, empirically-minded Republicanism.

The claim that consumers and business investors are paralyzed by the state of public finances has never been empirically proved.

The old Italian masters were right in that they relied, even though empirically, on the imitative faculty.

From the old masters we have received a complete record of all that need be known empirically about the voice.

Here again is seen the difference between correct and incorrect singing, empirically considered.

Empirically considered, there is a striking difference between the correct vocal action and any other manner of tone-production.

A fine description of perfect singing, considered empirically, was found to be embodied in the traditional precepts.





empirical formulaempiricism