semiempirical

adjective
semi·​em·​pir·​i·​cal | \ ˌse-mē-im-ˈpir-ə-kəl How to pronounce semiempirical (audio) , 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, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About semiempirical

Time Traveler for semiempirical

Time Traveler

The first known use of semiempirical was in 1935

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near semiempirical

semielliptic

semiempirical

semi-erect

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for semiempirical

Cite this Entry

“Semiempirical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/semiempirical. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Words for Scrabble

  • scrabble tiles that read scrabble quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!