• Map Sinaitic Peninsular, Time of Memphite Empire
    Map Sinaitic Peninsular, Time of Memphite Empire
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj empirical derived from experiment and observation rather than theory "an empirical basis for an ethical theory","empirical laws","empirical data","an empirical treatment of a disease about which little is known"
    • adj empirical relying on medical quackery "empiric treatment"
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Map of Nubia in the Time Of The Memphite Empire Map of Nubia in the Time Of The Memphite Empire

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In October 1986, Pepsi paid close to $840 million to Nabisco for the Kentucky Fried Chicken empire
    • Empirical Depending upon experience or observation alone, without due regard to science and theory; -- said especially of medical practice, remedies, etc.; wanting in science and deep insight; as, empiric skill, remedies.
    • Empirical Pertaining to, or founded upon, experiment or experience; depending upon the observation of phenomena; versed in experiments. "In philosophical language, the term empirical means simply what belongs to or is the product of experience or observation.""The village carpenter . . . lays out his work by empirical rules learnt in his apprenticeship."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: A 27 year old heir to a sausage empire was handed a ticket for 116,000 pounds for driving at 80 km/hr in a 40 km/hr zone. This is because the speeding tickets in Finland are based on how much money a person makes
    • empirical Pertaining to or derived from experience or experiments; depending upon or derived from the observation of phenomena.
    • empirical as a general proposition, from a narrow range of observation, without any warrant for its exactitude or for its wider validity.
    • empirical Pertaining to the medical practice of an empiric, in either of the medical senses of that word; hence, charlatanical; quackish.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Colonel Sanders traveled over 250,000 miles a year visiting various parts of his Kentucky Fried Chicken Empire
    • adj Empirical em-pir′ikal resting on trial or experiment: known only by experience
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  • Sir Richard Steele
    “To give pain is the tyranny; to make happy, the true empire of beauty.”
  • Peter The Great
    Peter The Great
    “I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.”
  • Publilius Syrus
    “The empire of custom is most mighty.”
  • Dean Acheson
    Dean Acheson
    “Great Britain has lost an Empire and has not yet found a role.”
  • Joseph Chamberlain
    Joseph Chamberlain
    “The day of small nations has long passed away. The day of Empires has come.”
  • Marcus T. Cicero
    “Empire and liberty.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. empiricus—Gr. empeirikosem, in, peira, a trial.


In literature:

Empirical methods of instruction seem to have sufficed for the earlier masters.
"The Psychology of Singing" by David C. Taylor
Since Baku became part of the Russian Empire in 1806 the harbour has been very strongly fortified.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
The menace of an Oriental empire haunted the imaginations of the first masters of the world.
"The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism" by Franz Cumont
The Huns' movement from the north-east was the first Asiatic invasion of Europe since the fall of the Persian Empire.
"Bulgaria" by Frank Fox
The Empire the only two-story building in Rich Bar, and the only one there having glass windows.
"The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52" by Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe
The conquest of the Aztec Empire, with its millions of treasure, by Cortez had already proved the valiancy of Spanish cavaliers.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
Unlike their Mongol cousins, the Ottoman Turks built up a durable empire.
"The New World of Islam" by Lothrop Stoddard
They are historical, institutional, and empirical.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
What were some of the effects on commerce of the breaking up of the Roman Empire?
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
Empirical Reaction of the English Philosophers 376 Sect.
"The Approach to Philosophy" by Ralph Barton Perry
Addresses poured in by hundreds and rejoicings were not confined to the Island portion of the Empire.
"The Life of King Edward VII" by J. Castell Hopkins
The Holy Roman Empire was a phase of Nationalism.
"An African Adventure" by Isaac F. Marcosson
Oleg was not long in making the Greek empire feel his heavy hand.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 8 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Troy is in ashes, and even the Roman empire is no more.
"The Lusiad" by Luís de Camões
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
We stand for the Empire.
"A Short History of English Liberalism" by Walter Lyon Blease
The empire of Alexander had indeed in some ways anticipated the empire of Rome.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 3" by Various
That Empire, in theory the restored Roman Empire, was in fact strictly Teutonic, though buttressed by the Roman Church.
"A Short History of Italy" by Henry Dwight Sedgwick
The following are empirical laws still waiting to be resolved into the simpler laws from which they are derived.
"A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive" by John Stuart Mill
Two great empires now dominated the world, this new Roman Empire and the renascent Empire of China.
"A Short History of the World" by H. G. Wells

In poetry:

To Death the sons of Life are thrust;
From night to night the nations pace;
Empire by empire, race by race,
The generations pass to dust.
"The Testimony of the Suns" by George Sterling
And how these are proud as monarchs,
Living gaily on their own,
With their freehold for their empire,
And their fireside for their throne.
"A Song For May" by Ernest Jones
There senates sat, whose sceptre sought
An empire without limit;
There grandeur dreamed its dream and thought
That death would never dim it.
"In Rome" by Abram Joseph Ryan
Its empire shadows every throne
And every shore that man is tost on;
It rules the lords of every zone,
Nay, even the bluest blood of Boston!
"The First Fan" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Thus to herself She did herself reveal,
Swiftly yet calmly put her armour on,
And, round her Empire sentinelled in steel,
Like morning shone!
"Pax Britannica" by Alfred Austin
And, panoplied alike for War or Peace,
Victoria's England furroweth still the foam
To harvest Empire, wiser than was Greece,
Wider than Rome!
"Victoria" by Alfred Austin

In news:

Secrets of Lost Empires I— Colosseum .
The present unsettled state of our commercial relations with the Brazilian Empire presents a subject of more importance than any other at this moment to our trading, and, we may add, to our social existence.
Colossal spacefaring warships are the stars of 'Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion'.
Can a deal with Diageo save Vijay Mallya's booze-to-airlines empire.
Gore Vidal, connoisseur of empires.
How the conquistadors built empires that enriched only themselves, and created serfs out of those whom they didn't bribe into submission.
The Empire State Building, lower Manhattan as seen from the 90th story of 1 WTC, April 2012./Getty.
The Sheetrock producing Empire, Nev. Will become a ghost town June 20.
The United States Gypsum Company halted its gypsum mining and Sheetrock production in Empire, Nev.
Empire Falls 's vintage movie poster feel.
On this Tuesday's Central Standard, we'll meet the researcher who conducted the empirical investigation of what it means to be cool , and found there's a lot more to it than just likability or popularity.
Sarah Jessica Parker was back promoting her fashion empire Sunday afternoon at the ENK Fashion Coterie trade show at Pier 94.
All Bystanders Shot Outside Empire State Building Were Hit By Police Fire.
Empirical Evidence Is Overrated.
Manufacturers all have suggested using nomograms when ordering lenses empirically or when selecting the first trial lens based on manifest refraction and keratometry.

In science:

Theorem 2 There exists the limit lim pN (Γd ) = π(Γd ), which defines an empirical distribution.
Gibbs and Quantum Discrete Spaces
As almost all graphs have trivial automorphism group, it follows that the empirical limit is the same.
Gibbs and Quantum Discrete Spaces
Note that if instead of the sphere we would consider a surface of genus ρ, we would get another empirical distribution, depending on ρ and A.
Gibbs and Quantum Discrete Spaces
Is this empirical distribution (planar) a Gibbs empirical distribution? Two dimensional triangulations can be selected with the hard core potential Φ such that Φ(O1 (v)) = ∞, if O1 (v) 6= gk,k , k ≥ 2.
Gibbs and Quantum Discrete Spaces
Note however, that without topological restrictions we have an empirical Gibbs distribution.
Gibbs and Quantum Discrete Spaces
Figure 6 shows the modified (V −I )0 and Mg2 values as compared to some of the latest (solar abundance ratio) stellar population models from Vazdekis (2001, in preparation; see Blakeslee, Vazdekis, & Ajhar 2001), based on extensive empirical stellar libraries.
A Synthesis of Data from Fundamental Plane and Surface Brightness Fluctuation Surveys
So we prefer to use the empirical calibration rather than the theoretical one in this study.
Determination of the Distance to M33 Based on the Tip of the Red Giant Branch and the Red Clump
C′ and the one-factor model forecast C′′ for the empirical matrix CB in the second period.
Portfolio Optimization and the Random Magnet Problem
In addition we note that given a fixed matrix Ω = A†A empirically, with absolutely no information on A, we may determine the size of the A matrix by computing the successive reduced matrices Ω(i) , and checking the value of i when these matrices vanish.
Wishart and Anti-Wishart random matrices
We have experimented with a number of algorithms, and have empirically fine-tuned this one.
A Search for Gamma-Ray Bursts and Pulsars, and the Application of Kalman Filters to Gamma-Ray Reconstruction
If empirical results and theory agreed perfectly, the points would fall on the dotted diagonal line.
Random graphs as models of networks
Empirically, it appears that in many networks situation (a) is quite uncommon, while situation (b) is much more common.
Random graphs as models of networks
How popular is your paper? An empirical study of the citation distribution.
Random graphs as models of networks
However there has been no explanation of the empirical Lewis law which states that the average area of cells has a linear relation with the number of cells, for large number of edges.
Inhomogenous Poisson Networks and Random Cellular Structures
This procedure is repeated many times for each N to obtain ensemble-averaged values for the ground state energies E (N ) and the empirical pairing gap defined in Eq. (4).
Odd-even binding effect from random two-body interactions