the act of conducting a controlled test or investigation
the testing of an idea
"it was an experiment in living"; "not all experimentation is done in laboratories"
a venture at something new or different
"as an experiment he decided to grow a beard"
to conduct a test or investigation
"We are experimenting with the new drug in order to fight this disease"
experiment, try out(verb)
try something new, as in order to gain experience
"Students experiment sexually"; "The composer experimented with a new style"
A test under controlled conditions made to either demonstrate a known truth, examine the validity of a hypothesis, or determine the efficacy of something previously untried.
Experience, practical familiarity with something.
To conduct an experiment.
To experience; to feel; to perceive; to detect.
To test or ascertain by experiment; to try out; to make an experiment on.
Origin: From experiment (French: expérience), from experimentum.
atrial or special observation, made to confirm or disprove something doubtful; esp., one under conditions determined by the experimenter; an act or operation undertaken in order to discover some unknown principle or effect, or to test, establish, or illustrate some suggest or known truth; practical test; poof
to make experiment; to operate by test or trial; -- often with on, upon, or in, referring to the subject of an experiment; with, referring to the instrument; and by, referring to the means; as, to experiment upon electricity; he experimented in plowing with ponies, or by steam power
to try; to know, perceive, or prove, by trial experience
Origin: [L. experimentum, fr. experiri to try: cf. OF. esperiment, experiment. See Experience.]
An experiment is an orderly procedure carried out with the goal of verifying, falsifying, or establishing the validity of a hypothesis. Experiments provide insight into cause-and-effect by demonstrating what outcome occurs when a particular factor is manipulated. Experiments vary greatly in their goal and scale, but always rely on repeatable procedure and logical analysis of the results. A child may carry out basic experiments to understand the nature of gravity, while teams of scientists may take years of systematic investigation to advance the understanding of a phenomenon. Experiments can vary from personal and informal, to highly controlled. Uses of experiments vary considerably between the natural and social sciences.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
eks-per′i-ment, n. a trial: something done to prove some theory, or to discover something unknown.—v.i. to make an experiment or trial: to search by trial.—adj. Experiment′al, founded or known by experiment: taught by experience: tentative.—v.i. Experiment′alise.—ns. Experiment′alist, Exper′imentist, one who makes experiments.—adv. Experiment′ally.—n. Experimentā′tion.—adj. Experiment′ative. [L. experimentum, from experīri, to try thoroughly.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Experiment' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3556
Rank popularity for the word 'Experiment' in Nouns Frequency: #823
The numerical value of Experiment in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of Experiment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
All life is an experiment.
That’s an experiment I’d like to see tried out.
A theory can be proved by experiment but no path leads from experiment to the birth of a theory.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
That’s why our experiment was really powerful: because it controls for all those other factors related to tinnitus— attention, fatigue— across different experiment conditions. If [the subject] was tired, he was tired across both conditions.
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Translations for Experiment
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- експеримент, опит, експериментирамBulgarian
- pokus, experimentovat, experimentCzech
- Experiment, experimentieren, VersuchGerman
- πείραμα, πειραματίζομαιGreek
- eksperimenti, eksperimentoEsperanto
- experimento, experimentarSpanish
- expérience, expérimenterFrench
- 実験, 実験するJapanese
- опит, експериментира, експериментMacedonian
- uji kaji, eksperimenMalay
- experiment, experimenteren, proefDutch
- eksperyment, eksperymentować, doświadczenie, przeprowadzać doświadczeniePolish
- экспериментировать, опыт, экспериментRussian
- experiment, experimenteraSwedish
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