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Noun: empiricism  em'pi-ri,si-zum
  1. (philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge derives from experience
    - empiricist philosophy, sensationalism, phenomenalism
  2. The application of empirical methods in any art or science
  3. Medical practice and advice based on observation and experience in ignorance of scientific findings
    - quackery

Derived forms: empiricisms

Type of: investigating, investigation, medical practice, philosophical doctrine, philosophical theory

Encyclopedia: Empiricism