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empirically

[ em-pir-ik-lee ]
/ ɛmˈpɪr ɪk li /
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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.
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?

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