Definition of empiricism noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

empiricism

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ɪmˈpɪrɪsɪzəm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈpɪrɪsɪzəm//
 
[uncountable](philosophy)
 
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the use of experiments or experience as the basis for your ideas; the belief in these methods
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: empiricism