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By Noah Webster.
Relating to or having experience: derived from experience: empirical. "Again, what are called physical laws-laws of nature-are all generalizations from observation, are only empirical or experiential informations."-Sir W. Hamilton. "It is evident that this distinction of necessary and experiential truths involves the same antithesis which we have already considered; the antithesis of thoughts and things. Necessary truths are derived from our own thoughts; experiential truths are derived from our observation of things about us. The opposition of necessary and experiential truths is another aspect of the fundamental antithesis of philosophy."-Whewell.
By Daniel Lyons