1. The method or practice of an empiric; pursuit of knowledge by observation and experiment.
2. Specifically, a practice of medicine founded on mere experience, without the aid of science or a knowledge of principles; ignorant and unscientific practice; charlatanry; quackery.
3. <psychology> The philosophical theory which attributes the origin of all our knowledge to experience.
(01 Mar 1998)
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