empirical
[ em-pir-i-kuhl ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
from Ancient Green word ἐμπειρία, empeiria, which is cognate with and translates to the Latin experientia, from which the words experience and experiment are derived
Synonyms
  • firsthand
  • experimenal
  • factual
  • observational
  • experiment
  • experiential
  • observed
  • pragmatic
  • provisional
  • speculative
Antonyms
  • conjectural
  • impractical
  • theoretical
  • hypothetical. theoretic
Definition
derived from or guided by experience or experiment
Example
Unfortunately, Susan didn't have any empirical evidence to suggest so she failed the assignment.
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