[ em-pir-ik ]
/ ɛmˈpɪr ɪk /
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a person who follows an empirical method.
a quack; charlatan.
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Origin of empiric
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How to use empiric in a sentence
Everything was conjecture, and that which rested on the evidence of facts was by the empirics received with enthusiasm.An Epitome of the History of Medicine|Roswell Park
Men are imaginary invalids, whose weakness empirics are interested to encourage, in order to have sale for their drugs.Good Sense|Paul Henri Thiry, Baron D'Holbach
Their antagonists, the Empirics, ridiculed such knowledge as fanciful or unattainable, and relied on experience alone.History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2)|John William Draper
Those who have treated of the sciences have been either empirics or dogmatical.Novum Organum|Francis Bacon
In those days the physicians were divided into three schools: empirics, dogmatists, and methodists.The Vizier of the Two-Horned Alexander|Frank R. Stockton
British Dictionary definitions for empiric
/ (ɛmˈpɪrɪk) /
a person who relies on empirical methods
a medical quack; charlatan
a variant of empirical
Word Origin for empiric
C16: from Latin empīricus, from Greek empeirikos practised, from peiran to attempt
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