information which has an existence that can be proven true through experimentation, observation, and data collection.
Your five senses gather empirical information.
by Leo July 16, 2003
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Of, or relatining to evidence accepted by empiricism. The fallacy of believing that nothing exists except what is proven by scientific evidence, of which there is no scientific evidence to prove; an arbitrary decision to to narrow the bounds of reality to the bounds of the scientific method.
"A trillion years ago we were a civilization like any other. We believed in the transmittance of souls, the Virgin matrix, the infallibility of Pi Squared, looked upon prayer as a regenerative feedback to the Great Programmer, and so on and so forth. But then skeptics appeared, empiricists and accidentalists, and in nine centuries they came to the conclusion that There's No One Up There At All and consequently things happen not out of any higher plan or purpose, but--well, they just happen." --Stanislaw Lem, from "The Cyberiad"
by Killing Kittens May 19, 2004
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Totally radical, far out, gnarly, magnificent, outstanding
That hike though the mountains was empirical.

I feel so empirical after running.
by nbon February 23, 2011
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ehm-pie'-ret n. one who advocates then hijacks an establishment or expansion of empire, esp. with the intent of either personal enrichment or advancement of fundamentalist philosophies. A pirate of empire.

Note: for the sake of the author's conditional liberty, please do not assume that the preceding definition refers to either Dick Cheney or Paul Wolfowitz. The two are more accurately described as assholes.
"...and I for one welcome our new empirate overlords!"
by sPud October 13, 2004
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Something large, evil, and seemingly undefeatable. A reference to the Galactic Empire from the Star Wars movies, but not as badass.
Guy 1: I don't believe it! Even after all this shit that's happened over the past several years, all the lies, torture, and wiretapping, how the hell haven't Bush and Cheney been prosecuted yet?

Guy 2: That's the empire for you.
by smpoza February 14, 2009
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Any kingdom or demi-democracy that encompasses people of multiple races (by ruling thier area, NOT by immigration) all accountable to a central government where one person takes the title of emporer.
* Abyssinian Empire ( - 1974)
* Akkadian Em­pire
* American Em­pire (1898-)
* Arabian E­mpire
* Athenian Empi­re
* Austro-Hungarian Emp­­ire (-1918)
* Aztec E­­mpire (1375-1521)
* Brazilian E­mpire (1822 - 1889)
* British Emp­­i­­re (1066-1997)
* British Raj (1858 - 1947) (Imperial: 1877 - 1947)
* Byzantine Emp­­­­ire (-1453)
* Central African E­­­­­mpire (1977 - 1979)
* Chinese Em­­pire
* Danish colonial empire
* French Empire(1804-1815, 1853-1871)
* French colonial empire
* German Empire(1871-1918)
* German colonial empire (1884 - 1918)
* Ghaznavid Empire
* Gupta Empire
* Haitian Empire (1804 - 1806)
* Holy Roman Empire (843–1806)
* Incan Empire (1200-1533)
* Japanese Empire (-1945)
* Khmer Empire (802 - 1462)
* Kongo Empire
* Korean Empire ( - 1919)
* Macedonian Empire
* Magadhan Empire
* Majapahit Empire
* Mexican Empire (1822 - 1823, 1864 - 1867)
* Mogul Empire
* Mongol Empire (1206-1405)
* Persian Empire
* Portuguese Empire
* Roman Empire (31 B.C.–476 A.D.)
* Russian Empire ( - 1917)
* Ottoman Empire (1281-1923)
* Sassanian Empire (224 - 651)
* Serbian Empire
* Seleucid Empire
* Spanish Empire (1492-1898)
* Swedish Empire
* Teotihuacano Empire
* Vietnamese Empire ( - 1945)
by Kung-fu Jesus July 29, 2004
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1. The personal domain of a single individual. Usually a collection of possessions or property which form a vast, impressive, and usually expensive group.

2. An enormous business, corporation, or other institution which controls many subsidiaries.
1. Don't get me wrong, I'd like to sell the corner store someday. I guess I'm just afraid of losing a piece of my empire.

2. I like using Windows even though I dislike supporting the Microsoft Empire.
by Jon-jonMC September 17, 2005
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