Definitions for experiment
ɪkˈspɛr ə mənt; -ˌmɛntex·per·i·ment
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word 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 outverb
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.
Etymology: From experiment (French: expérience), from experimentum.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Trial of any thing; something done in order to discover an uncertain or unknown effect.
Etymology: experimentum, Latin.
That which sheweth them to be wise, is the gathering of principles out of their own particular experiments; and the framing of our particular experiments, according to the rule of their principles, shall make us such as they are. Richard Hooker, b. v.
It is good also not to try experiments in states, except the necessity be urgent, or the utility evident. Francis Bacon.
Adam! by sad experiment I know,
How little weight with thee my words can find,
Found so erroneous. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. x.
’Till his fall it was ignorant of nothing but of sin; or, at least, it rested in the notion without the smart of the experiment. Robert South, Sermons.
When we are searching out the nature or properties of any being by various methods of trial, this sort of observation is called experiment. Isaac Watts, Improvement of the Mind.
To try; to search out by trial.
Etymology: from the noun.
Francisco Redi experimented that no putrified flesh will of itself, if all insects be carefully kept from it, produce any. John Ray.
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
Etymology: [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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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
The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny of the republican model of government, are justly considered deeply, perhaps as finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.
I think Netflix continues to be in experimental mode, it can't afford not to experiment right now.
As we deal with these threats and the people that seek to turn children into terrorists, we have to be as agile as they are. We have to be prepared to experiment and try new approaches.
You can do the same experiment tomorrow, before or after eclipse – it's easy to do it, but it's a fun trick to do (during an eclipse) to get young kids interested in science and astronomy.
I sometimes forget that we’re doing a great experiment here — 46 years difference, and we work at it to some extent. There’s got to be some understanding, find out what old habits don’t work anymore. It takes some adjusting and fitting in but that’s part of the fun of it.
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- експеримент, опит, експериментирамBulgarian
- experimentovat, experiment, pokusCzech
- Versuch, experimentieren, ExperimentGerman
- πειραματίζομαι, πείραμαGreek
- eksperimento, eksperimentiEsperanto
- experimento, experimentarSpanish
- expérience, expérimenterFrench
- 実験, 実験するJapanese
- експеримент, опит, експериментираMacedonian
- uji kaji, eksperimenMalay
- proef, experimenteren, experimentDutch
- eksperymentować, eksperyment, przeprowadzać doświadczenie, doświadczeniePolish
- эксперимент, экспериментировать, опытRussian
- experimentera, experimentSwedish
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