empiricism NOUN Philosophy the theory that all knowledge is derived from experience and observation.
DERIVATIVES empiricist noun & adjective.

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  • Empiricist — Em*pir i*cist, n. An empiric. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • empiricist — c.1700, from EMPIRIC (Cf. empiric) + IST (Cf. ist) …   Etymology dictionary

  • empiricist — UK [ɪmˈpɪrɪsɪst] / US [emˈpɪrɪsɪst] noun [countable] Word forms empiricist : singular empiricist plural empiricists someone who believes that ideas should be based on real experience or scientific experiments rather than on theory …   English dictionary

  • empiricist philosophy — noun (philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge derives from experience • Syn: ↑empiricism, ↑sensationalism • Derivationally related forms: ↑empiricist (for: ↑empiricism) …   Useful english dictionary

  • empiricist — noun see empiricism …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • empiricist — See empiricism. * * * …   Universalium

  • empiricist — noun an advocate or supporter of empiricism , See Also: empirical, empiricism …   Wiktionary

  • empiricist — empiricism …   Philosophy dictionary

  • empiricist — em·pir·i·cist səst n one who relies on observation and experiment …   Medical dictionary

  • empiricist — em|pir|i|cist [ em pırısıst ] noun count someone who believes that ideas should be based on real experience rather than on theory ╾ em|pir|i|cism noun uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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