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empirical

  

      adj  
1    derived from or relating to experiment and observation rather than theory  
2    (of medical treatment) based on practical experience rather than scientific proof  
3      (Philosophy)  
a    (of knowledge) derived from experience rather than by logic from first principles  
   Compare       a priori       a posteriori  
b    (of a proposition) subject, at least theoretically, to verification  
   Compare       analytic       4       synthetic       4  
4    of or relating to medical quackery  
      n  
5      (Statistics)   the posterior probability of an event derived on the basis of its observed frequency in a sample  
   Compare       mathematical probability  
  
See also  
    posterior probability  
  empirically      adv  
  empiricalness      n  


empirical formula  
      n  
1    a chemical formula indicating the proportion of each element present in a molecule  
C6H12O6 is the molecular formula of sucrose whereas CH2O is its empirical formula         Compare       molecular formula       structural formula  
2    a formula or expression obtained from experimental data rather than theory  
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adj.
based on scientific testing or practical experience, not on ideas
I found out that the distance from the pond doesn't affect the number of plants from the empirical data I collected.
n.
1. Los Angeles or Hollywood, especially with regard to the film and television industry, in their reputed glamour and trendiness 2. a fanciful state or dreamworld [be in la-la land = a state of being out of touch with reality]
[US] [informal] 1. She's very fond of stories about life in la-la land 2. He's unrealistic about these issues and looks like he's in la-la land the whole time
conj.
albeit although, even if, even though, notwithstanding that, tho' (U.S. or poetic) though <You use albeit to introduce a fact or comment which reduces the force or significance of what you have just said. FORMAL adv ADV with cl/group (=although)
Charles's letter was indeed published, albeit in a somewhat abbreviated form.
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