英 [em'pɪrɪk(ə)l; ɪm-]
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em-, 进入，使。-pir, 尝试，冒险，词源同pirate, expert.字面意思即尝试过的，有经验的。
- empirical:  Despite their formal resemblance, empirical and empire are completely unrelated. Empirical comes ultimately from the Greek adjective émpeiros ‘skilled or experienced in’, a compound formed from the prefix en- ‘in’ and peira ‘attempt, trial’ (a relative of English expert, peril, pirate, and repertory). From this were derived successively the noun empeiría ‘experience’ and empeirikós, which English acquired via Latin empiricus.
=> expert, peril, pirate, repertory
- empirical (adj.)
- 1560s, originally in medicine, "pertaining to or derived from experience or experiments," from empiric + -al (1). In a general sense of "guided by mere experience" from 1757. Related: Empirically (1640s as "by means of observation and experiment").
- 1. The empirical evidence considered here is subject to many qualifications.
- 2. We now have empirical evidence that the moon is covered with dust.
- 3. Much of her work is speculative, based on psychoanalytic theory rather than empirical data.
- 4. There is no empirical evidence to support his thesis.
- 5. Empirical observation says that it is rarely a problem for users.
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