empirical evidence

(noun) Data gained through observation or experimentation.

Example: Ethnographic observations of a social scene.

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  • Usage Notes:
    • Empirical evidence is discovered through empirical research.
    • Also called:
      • empirical data
      • empirical knowledge
      • sense experience
    • Empirical evidence used in a sentence: We collected empirical evidence to use in our statistics class.

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