Definition of empirically adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

empirically

 adverb
adverb
BrE BrE//ɪmˈpɪrɪkli//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈpɪrɪkli//
 
(formal)
 
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in a way that is based on experiments or experience rather than ideas or theories Such claims need to be tested empirically. opposite theoretically