There are some words that can provide a large contrast to different people, yet still mean the same thing.
For example, "empirical". Def: Verifiable or provable by means of observation or experiment.
If a philosopher finds empirical evidence for their theories, it is considered a great accomplishment. It is reassurance that the threads of thought they weave can come together to make a t-shirt.
Conversely, if my physicist friends find an empirical formula, even if it fulfils science, there is still a feeling of uneasiness. Until a mathematician friend can come along to formalise what is no less than universal suspicions, there is always some doubt.
 my philosopher friends, please correct me if I am wrong.
 testable, repeatable, consistent results.