from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Use of empirical or experimental methods in determining the validity of ideas.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An experimental practice or tendency, especially in the arts
- n. An empirical or pragmatic approach which emphasizes the importance of experimentation
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. an empirical doctrine that advocates experimental principles.
- n. an orientation that favors experimentation and innovation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That philosophy which regards observation of fact as affording the only assurance of positive truth, as distinguished from mere mathematical truth; the philosophy which was naturally developed out of the prosecution of the experimental sciences; the school of English philosophy of Locke, Berkeley, Hartley, the Mills, and others, together with Hume.
- n. Experimental research in some branch of science.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an orientation that favors experimentation and innovation
- n. an empirical doctrine that advocates experimental principles
experimental + -ism (Wiktionary)