- empire day,
- empire state,
- empire state building,
- empire state of the south,
- empiric risk,
- empirical formula,
Origin of empiric
Examples from the Web for empirics
As for impostors, charlatans and empirics, he held them in sovereign contempt and took real pleasure in impaling them.
He held his peace till the empirics had departed and the dwarf had covered the patient and shaken his pillows.The Romance of Leonardo da Vinci|Dmitry Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky
We are, all of us, empirics in this experiment; there is no body of tradition and theory to help us.Our Schools in War Time—and After|Arthur Davis Dean
They had accomplished much, but it was the work mainly of empirics.Inventions in the Century|William Henry Doolittle
The empirics were of both sexes, and of foreign extraction as well as native.A History of Epidemics in Britain (Volume I of II)|Charles Creighton
Word Origin for empiric
c.1600, from Latin empiricus "a physician guided by experience," from Greek empeirikos "experienced," from empeiria "experience," from empeiros "skilled," from en "in" (see en- (2)) + peira "trial, experiment," from PIE *per- "to try, risk." Originally a school of ancient physicians who based their practice on experience rather than theory. Earlier as a noun (1540s) in reference to the sect, and earliest (1520s) in a sense "quack doctor" which was in frequent use 16c.-19c.