Word o’ the Week – Empirical

Word of the Week

Empirical

Empirical is an adjective that describes a study or technique that relies upon observation and physical evidence as opposed to theory. It comes from Latin empiricus, “a physician guided by experience.”

The most common use of empirical in writing for the general reader is in the expressions “empirical evidence” and “empirical study.”

It had become empirically evident that most of the people who surrounded her on a daily basis were severely compassion deficient.

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