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empiric

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noun em·pir·ic \im-ˈpir-ik, em-\

Definition of empiric

  1. 1 :  charlatan 2

  2. 2 :  one who relies on practical experience



Origin and Etymology of empiric

Latin empiricus, from Greek empeirikos doctor relying on experience alone, from empeiria experience, from em- 2en- + peiran to attempt — more at fear


First Known Use: 1562

Rhymes with empiric


Medical Dictionary

empiric

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noun em·pir·ic \im-ˈpir-ik, em-\

Medical Definition of empiric

  1. 1a:  a member of an ancient sect of physicians who based their practice on experience alone disregarding all theoretical and philosophic considerationsb:  quack

  2. 2:  empiricist




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