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I'll try to post a new word every day but for now it's not guaranteed that I will be able to until I get help with this forum since I work on my sparse free time.


July 20, 2011
Started By Syntax_Matrix0 Comments

1. based on observation or experience. (guidelines for raising children that are based on "empirical" evidence).

2. capable of being proven as true or real. (a philosopher who does not regard “God exists” as an empirical statement)

Synonyms and related words: accepted, actual, checkable, confirmable, demonstrable, existential, experient, experiential, experimental, provable, supportable, sustainable, certifiable, documentable, well-founded; defensible, excusable, justifiable, vindicable, warrantable - conjectured, deduced, guessed, presumed, surmised, suspected,, objective, observational, factual, genuine, hard, material, real; established, tried, tried-and-true; indisputable, undeniable; provable, verifiable.

I would like to add one more related word which should be included in the above list: "Obvious"

Antonyms and near antonyms: indemonstrable, unprovable, unsupportable, unsustainable, unverifiable.


June 22, 2011
Started By Syntax_Matrix0 Comments
This is a word which has contradictory definitions as you can see in 1 and 2. In 1 it is synonymous with "summary" and in 2 with something "detailed". It's no wonder why people have mental problems, our language is all screwed up. There are other words like this.

1: affording a general view of a whole

2: manifesting or characterized by comprehensiveness or breadth of view

3: presenting or taking the same or common view; specifically often capitalized : of or relating to the first three Gospels of the New Testament

4: relating to or displaying conditions (as of the atmosphere or weather) as they exist simultaneously over a broad area

Defined by: Merriam-Webster >
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