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empiricism

em·pir·i·cism

empiricism

 
pronunciation:
ihm pi r sih zm
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the philosophy, doctrine, or belief that all knowledge is based on experience, esp. of the senses.
definition 2: the use of an empirical method.
definition 3: the practice of science based on experimentation and observation rather than on theory.
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derivations: empiricist (adj.), empiricist (n.)