|1.||a person who relies on empirical methods|
|2.||a medical quack; charlatan|
|3.||a variant of empirical|
|[C16: from Latin empīricus, from Greek empeirikos practised, from peiran to attempt]|
empiric em·pir·ic (ěm-pēr'ĭk)
One who is guided by practical experience rather than precepts or theory.
An unqualified or dishonest practitioner; a charlatan.
Relating to a school of ancient Greek medicine in which a physician relied on experience and precedent in the observation and treatment of disease, and on analogical reasoning in discovering new diseases.