|1.||philosophy intuitionism Compare rationalism the doctrine that all knowledge of matters of fact derives from experience and that the mind is not furnished with a set of concepts in advance of experience|
|2.||the use of empirical methods|
|3.||medical quackery; charlatanism|
empiricism em·pir·i·cism (ěm-pēr'ĭ-sĭz'əm)
Employment of empirical methods, as in science.
The practice of medicine that disregards scientific theory and relies solely on practical experience.