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English definition of “empirical”

empirical

adjective     /ɪmˈpɪrɪkəl/
based on what is experienced or seen rather than on theory: empirical analysis/research/study The diagnosis of a business problem should be based both on empirical analysis and on theoretical analysis. empirical evidence/data/finding
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