Definitions for Experimentɪkˈspɛr ə mənt; -ˌmɛnt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ex•per•i•mentɪkˈspɛr ə mənt; -ˌmɛnt(n.; v.)
a test, trial, or tentative procedure, esp. one for the purpose of discovering something unknown or of testing a principle, supposition, etc.
the conducting of such operations.
(v.i.)to test esp. in order to discover or prove something:
to experiment with a new procedure.
Origin of experiment:
1325–75; ME: proof < L experīmentum means of testing, experiment
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
experiment(noun)ɪkˈspɛr ə mənt; v. -ˌmɛnt
a scientific method for testing an idea
biologists conducting experiments on lab animals
experimentɪkˈspɛr ə mənt; v. -ˌmɛnt
an attempt to find out if sth works
an experiment in a new kind of music
experiment(verb)ɪkˈspɛr ə mənt; v. -ˌmɛnt
to find out if sth works or is good
teens experimenting with drugs
experimentɪkˈspɛr ə mənt; v. -ˌmɛnt
to scientifically test sth
experimenting on human subjects
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
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.
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Translations for Experiment
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a test done in order to find out something, eg if an idea is correct
He performs chemical experiments; experiments in traffic control; We shall find out by experiment.
- تَجْرِبَه (عِلْمِيَه)Arabic
- experiênciaPortuguese (BR)
- der Versuch, das ExperimentGerman
- eksperiment; forsøgDanish
- آزمایش؛ آزمونFarsi
- eksperiment, pokusCroatian
- percobaan, eksperimenIndonesian
- eksperimentas, bandymasLithuanian
- forsøk, eksperiment, prøveNorwegian
- doświadczenie, eksperymentPolish
- آزمایش؛ آزمونPersian
- 實驗Chinese (Trad.)
- дослід, експериментUkrainian
- آزمائش یا عملی جانچUrdu
- cuộc thử nghiệm; cuộc thí nghiệmVietnamese
- 实验Chinese (Simp.)
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