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ɪkˌspɛr əˈmɛn tlExper·i·men·tal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. experimentaladjective

    relating to or based on experiment

    "experimental physics"

  2. experimental, data-based, observationaladjective

    relying on observation or experiment

    "experimental results that supported the hypothesis"

  3. experimentaladjective

    of the nature of or undergoing an experiment

    "an experimental drug"


  1. experimentaladjective

    of or pertaining to an experiment

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Experimentaladjective

    Etymology: from experiment.

    Call me a fool;
    Trust not my reading, nor my observations,
    Which with experimental seal do warrant
    The tenor of my book. William Shakespeare, Much Ado about Nothing.

    The experimental testimony of Gillius is most considerable of any, who beheld the course thereof. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Err.

    We have no other evidence of universal impenetrability, besides a large experience, without an experimental exception. Isaac Newton, Opt.

    These are so far from being subservient to atheists in their audacious attempts, that they rather afford an experimental confirmation of the universal deluge. Richard Bentley, Sermons.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Experimentaladjective

    pertaining to experiment; founded on, or derived from, experiment or trial; as, experimental science; given to, or skilled in, experiment; as, an experimental philosopher

  2. Experimentaladjective

    known by, or derived from, experience; as, experimental religion

  3. Etymology: [Cf.F. exprimental.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Experimental' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3894

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Experimental' in Adjectives Frequency: #529

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Experimental in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Experimental in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Experimental in a Sentence

  1. Mary Sano:

    Early diagnosis offers better planning opportunities, allows a patient to make choices for themselves while they can, and can put support systems in place earlier, that is also the best point at which to target current, as well as experimental, therapeutics.

  2. Dan Ackerman:

    Sony has the Morpheus headset that should work with the Playstation 4, microsoft has the Hololens, which is very experimental, a more augmented reality and ... Oculus is the market leader. They were the first guys with workable hardware which should be available to buy early next year.

  3. Anonymous:

    A magician pulls rabbits out of hats. An experimental psychologist pulls habits out of rats.

  4. Rick Astley:

    I enjoy a beer with friends and I'm hoping to sell my own brand soon, i've been working with the Mikkeller brewery in Copenhagen, which was founded ten years ago by a teacher who made his own beer at home. Mikkeller beer is quite experimental and they've been sending me various bottles to sample. The singer explained that the brewery has a variety with ales with some being.

  5. Marc Boom.Read:

    The COVID-19 vaccines have proven through rigorous trials to be very safe and very effective and are not experimental, more than 165 million people in the U.S. alone have received vaccines against COVID-19, and this has resulted in the lowest numbers of infections in our country and in the Houston region in more than a year.

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