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em•pir•i•cism



Pronunciation: (em-pir'u-siz"um), [key]
n.
1. empirical method or practice.
2. Philos.the doctrine that all knowledge is derived from sense experience. Cf. rationalism (def. 2).
3. undue reliance upon experience, as in medicine; quackery.
4. an empirical conclusion.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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