semiempirical

adjective semi·em·pir·i·cal \ ˌse-mē-im-ˈpir-ə-kəl , ˌse-ˌmī- , -mi- , -em- \

Definition of semiempirical

: partly empirical; especially : involving assumptions, approximations, or generalizations designed to simplify calculation or to yield a result in accord with observation

First Known Use of semiempirical

1935

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