Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: adjective

Definitions: (adjective) If something is empirical, it is based on or can be checked by observation or experience.

Examples: (adjective) There is little empirical evidence that ghosts exist. (adjective) Simply because there is no empirical evidence to support this does not mean it’s wrong. It simply means we haven’t looked hard enough.

Synonyms: adjectives: practical, factual, observational.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 7 D