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/ˈæm.ə.tər/

am·a·teur [am-uh-choor, -cher, -ter, am-uh-tur]
noun
1.
a person who engages in a study, sport, or other activity for pleasure rather than for financial benefit or professional reasons. Compare professional.
2.
an athlete who has never competed for payment or for a monetary prize.
3.
a person in… Read More
/ˈæm.ə.tər/

am·a·teur [am-uh-choor, -cher, -ter, am-uh-tur]
noun
1.
a person who engages in a study, sport, or other activity for pleasure rather than for financial benefit or professional reasons. Compare professional.
2.
an athlete who has never competed for payment or for a monetary prize.
3.
a person inexperienced or unskilled in a particular activity: Hunting lions is not for amateurs.
4.
a person who admires something; devotee; fan: an amateur of the cinema.
adjective
5.
characteristic of or engaged in by an amateur; nonprofessional: an amateur painter; amateur tennis.
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/ɪmˈpɪr.ɪ.kəl/

em·pir·i·cal [em-pir-i-kuhl]
adjective
1.
derived from or guided by experience or experiment.
2.
depending upon experience or observation alone, without using scientific method or theory, especially as in medicine.
3.
provable or verifiable by experience or experiment.
Origin:
1560–70; empiric + -al1

Related forms
em·pir·i·cal·ly, adverb
em·pir·i·cal·ness, noun
an·ti·em·pir·i·cal, adjective
an·ti·em·pir·i·cal·ly, adverb
non·em·pir·i·cal, adjective

Synonyms
1, 2. practical, firsthand, pragmatic.

Antonyms
1, 2. secondhand, theoretical. Read Less
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