What does experiment mean?

Definitions for experiment
ɪkˈspɛr ə mənt; -ˌmɛntex·per·i·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. experiment, experimentationnoun

    the act of conducting a controlled test or investigation

  2. experiment, experimentationnoun

    the testing of an idea

    "it was an experiment in living"; "not all experimentation is done in laboratories"

  3. experimentverb

    a venture at something new or different

    "as an experiment he decided to grow a beard"

  4. experimentverb

    to conduct a test or investigation

    "We are experimenting with the new drug in order to fight this disease"

  5. experiment, try outverb

    try something new, as in order to gain experience

    "Students experiment sexually"; "The composer experimented with a new style"

Wiktionary

  1. experimentnoun

    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.

    Etymology: From experiment (French: expérience), from experimentum.

  2. experimentnoun

    Experience, practical familiarity with something.

    Etymology: From experiment (French: expérience), from experimentum.

  3. experimentverb

    To conduct an experiment.

    Etymology: From experiment (French: expérience), from experimentum.

  4. experimentverb

    To experience; to feel; to perceive; to detect.

    Etymology: From experiment (French: expérience), from experimentum.

  5. experimentverb

    To test or ascertain by experiment; to try out; to make an experiment on.

    Etymology: From experiment (French: expérience), from experimentum.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Experimentnoun

    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

    Etymology: [L. experimentum, fr. experiri to try: cf. OF. esperiment, experiment. See Experience.]

  2. Experimentnoun

    experience

    Etymology: [L. experimentum, fr. experiri to try: cf. OF. esperiment, experiment. See Experience.]

  3. Experimentverb

    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

    Etymology: [L. experimentum, fr. experiri to try: cf. OF. esperiment, experiment. See Experience.]

  4. Experimentverb

    to try; to know, perceive, or prove, by trial experience

    Etymology: [L. experimentum, fr. experiri to try: cf. OF. esperiment, experiment. See Experience.]

Freebase

  1. Experiment

    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

  1. Experiment

    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

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    Rank popularity for the word 'experiment' in Nouns Frequency: #823

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of experiment in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of experiment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of experiment in a Sentence

  1. Edmund Shing:

    Before becoming positive on the sector, I would like to see them making efforts to improve productivity, adopt technologies like softwares to optimise logistics networks, cut labour costs and have a sustainable dividend policy, it's a very competitive market, growth prospects are limited and the barrier to entry is not very high. The danger for the market is that Amazon might replicate its experiment across Europe and other online companies such as eBay also launch their own delivery services to cut costs.

  2. R. Buckminster Fuller:

    Children are born true scientists. They spontaneously experiment and experience and reexperience again. They select, combine, and test, seeking to find order in their experiences - "which is the mostest? which is the leastest?" They smell, taste, bite, and touch-test for hardness, softness, springiness, roughness, smoothness, coldness, warmness: the heft, shake, punch, squeeze, push, crush, rub, and try to pull things apart.

  3. Anthony Fauci:

    In many respects, unfortunately, though this may sound a little scary and harsh, I don't mean it to be that way, is that you're going to be actually part of the experiment of the learning curve of what we need to know, we don't have the total database of knowing what there is to expect.

  4. Tom Wagner:

    The OMG mission deployed new technologies that allowed us to observe a natural experiment , much as we would do in a laboratory, where variations in ocean temperatures were used to control the flow of a glacier, their findings especially about how quickly the ice responds will be important to projecting sea level rise in both the near and distant future.

  5. Christopher Rolfe:

    The demands of modern engines and modern hardware mean that the complexity of our formulations is increasing. We have to experiment with various different materials and determine the best blending methods so they can be replicated globally, once the formulation has been sent over from the laboratory, we would then take that formulation and work out how to blend it. The blending methods here get replicated globally, so the understanding of the hardware and the engines that takes place in the laboratory, is then transferred into real-world applications in the blend shop here.

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  • تجربةArabic
  • експеримент, опит, експериментирамBulgarian
  • experimentovat, experiment, pokusCzech
  • Versuch, experimentieren, ExperimentGerman
  • πειραματίζομαι, πείραμαGreek
  • eksperimento, eksperimentiEsperanto
  • experimento, experimentarSpanish
  • kokeillaFinnish
  • expérience, expérimenterFrench
  • tástáilIrish
  • ניסויHebrew
  • 実験, 実験するJapanese
  • ექსპერიმენტიGeorgian
  • periculumLatin
  • експеримент, опит, експериментираMacedonian
  • uji kaji, eksperimenMalay
  • proef, experimenteren, experimentDutch
  • eksperymentować, eksperyment, przeprowadzać doświadczenie, doświadczeniePolish
  • эксперимент, экспериментировать, опытRussian
  • experimentera, experimentSwedish
  • ప్రయోగముTelugu
  • tecrübeTurkish

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