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Definition of empiricism noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

empiricism

 noun
noun
NAmE//ɪmˈpɪrəˌsɪzəm//
 
[uncountable] (philosophy)
 
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the use of experiments or experience as the basis for your ideas; the belief in these methods
NAmE//ɪmˈpɪrəsɪst//
 
adjective an empiricist theory
 
noun the English empiricist John Locke
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