Definition of empiriocriticism
: a scientifically oriented phenomenalistic form of empiricism that endeavors to reduce knowledge to a description of pure experience and eliminate all aspects of apriorism, metaphysics, and dualism
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Origin and Etymology of empiriocriticism
partial translation of German empiriokritizismus, from empirio- + kritizismus criticism
First Known Use: 1897
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