Meaning of “empirical” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “empirical” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"empirical" in American English

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empiricaladjective

us /ɪmˈpɪr·ɪ·kəl/

based on what is experienced or seen rather than on theory:

We have no empirical evidence that the industry is in trouble.
empirically
adverb /ɪmˈpɪr·ɪ·kli/

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"empirical" in Business English

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empiricaladjective

uk /ɪmˈpɪrɪkəl/ us

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

(Definition of “empirical” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)