empirism

[em-puh-riz-uh m]

Origin of empirism

First recorded in 1710–20; empir(ic) + -ism
Related formsem·pi·ris·tic [em-puh-ris-tik] /ˌɛm pəˈrɪs tɪk/, adjective
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