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- adv. Based on experience as opposed to theoretical knowledge.
- adv. Based on data gathered in the real world.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. By experiment or experience; without science; in the manner of quacks.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In an empirical manner; by experiment; according to experience; without science; in the manner of quacks.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in an empirical manner
A key prediction of Williamson's theory, which has also been supported empirically, is therefore that the propensity of economic agents to conduct their transactions inside the boundaries of a firm increases along with the relationship-specific features of their assets.
When we have the technology to measure pain empirically (FMRI maybe?), we can revisit our definitions.
All IDers agree that the question of whether we can infer design empirically is interesting.
What can generally be observed empirically is typically a form of irreducible complexity where if a part is taken away then a lack of function results.
When discussing limitations of nature (i.e. natural processes would not do X, e.g. convert copper into gold by chemical processes), the common and basic way to test this empirically is to look for exceptional cases that would contradict that hypothesis.
We have also INCREASED revenues to the US Treasury … again empirically measured.
“We have also INCREASED revenues to the US Treasury â€ ¦ again empirically measured.”
Linguistics regarding philosophy's origination in empirically definable "facts of language."
He sometimes seemed to think that he could reconcile the two commitments empirically, that is, by noting that when people act to promote the good they are helping themselves, too.
For example, expertise is valued highly, so that sources of personal power in bases of expert power and referent power are likely to be correlated empirically, that is, lodged in the same people.