How to use Empirically in a sentence
Remarkable as Hellriegel's discovery was, it merely furnished the explanation of a fact which had been empirically established by the husbandman long before, and had received most intelligent application when the old four-course (or Norfolk) rotation was devised.
By the laryngoscope, invented about 1850 by Manuel Garcia the celebrated singingmaster, and perfected by Johann Czermak (1828-1873) and others, the diseases of the larynx also have been brought into the general light which has been shed on all fields of disease; and many of them, previously known more or less empirically, submitted to precise definition and cure.
On the other hand, if laws of social phenomena, empirically generalized from history, can, when once suggested, be affiliated to the known laws of human nature; if the direction actually taken by the developments and changes of human society, can be seen to be such as the properties of man and of his dwelling-place made antecedently probable, the empirical generalizations are raised into positive laws, and sociology becomes a science."
Under the older-fashioned methods of treating physical geography, the prairies were empirically described as level prairies, rolling prairies, and so on.
The only geometry known to the Egyptian priests was that of surfaces, together with a sketch of that of solids, a geometry consisting of some simple quadratures and elementary cubatures, which they had obtained empirically.Advertisement
The limits set to the furnace builder's natural desire to make his furnace as large as possible, and its present shape (an obtuse inverted cone set below an acute upright one, both of them truncated), have been reached in part empirically, and in part by reasoning which is open to question, as indeed are the reasons which will now be offered reservedly for both size and shape.
At a time when social subjects were as a rule treated empirically, he brought first principles to bear at every point.
In order to allow for the finite stiffness and strength of materials, the least distance of the centre of resistance inward from the nearest edge of the joint is made to bear a definite proportion to the depth of the joint measured in the same direction, which proportion is fixed, sometimes empirically, sometimes by theoretical deduction from the laws of the strength of materials.
The ratio in which the utmost stress before breaking exceeds the safe working stress is called the factor of safety, and is determined empirically.
They need, after a time, to be corrected, not only systematically for precession, but also empirically for proper motion.Advertisement
Individually self-interested behavior can then be modeled as empirically variable, not axiomatic.
In the past, these have been tuned using frequency response techniques or empirically derived rules-of-thumb.
But not all theories are scientific in the sense of being empirically falsifiable.
The objective is to identify a typology of sequences empirically.
Models should be both empirically calibrated and empirically validated.Advertisement
The prophet has a track record of empirically verifiable prophecies concerning events of a most extraordinary nature.
His phraseology and his turns of invention are too empirically pseudoscientific for the simplicity of nature.
Such statements, however, arc capableof logical proof, and are generalizations of results obtained empirically at an elementary stage; they therefore belong more properly to the laws of arithmetic (§ 58).
Further, the effects that he estimates are all of a definite, palpable, empirically ascertainable quality; they are such pleasures and pains as most men feel and all can observe, so that all his political or moral inferences lie open at every point to the test of practical experience.
Then again I empirically verified that my theorizing was correct.Advertisement
The significance of gender constancy understanding on early gender-typing remains unclear, both theoretically and empirically.
Educational social scientists began studying uniform policy in various schools to resolve the issue empirically.
But, at the same time, the constants in the above relation are not identical with those in the corresponding relation empirically deduced from observations on fatty hydrocarbons; and we are therefore led to conclude that a benzene union is considerably more stable than an ethylene union.
These were formerly given empirically, simply because they had been found to do good.