by Sid

Today was one of the most productive days I’ve had in a really long time! I got so much work done for my internship, I attended my Physics lecture properly, biked outside later in the evening, and now finally I’m resting up 😄

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Initial inference

Looking at the ending, “cal,” it is obvious this word is an adjective. While I have come across this word quite a few times in a chemistry context, I do not know what exactly this word would mean in general. Based on the word and possibly breaking it down as empiri-cal of which the first part sounds similar to say, “experiment,” maybe it has a meaning:

Experimental; something to do with experiments.

Definition and Pronunciation

adjective | im-PEER-uh-kul

  1. originating in or based on observation or experience

  2. relying on experience or observation alone often without due regard for system and theory

  3. capable of being verified or disproved by observation or experiment

  4. of or relating to empiricism

Example usage

I would use the word in a sentence as follows:

At my STEM school, each year when we did research projects, we had to provide empirical evidence to prove our results and also give a short presentation of our methodology and findings.


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