What does experiment mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. experiment, experimentation(noun)

    the act of conducting a controlled test or investigation

  2. experiment, experimentation(noun)

    the testing of an idea

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

  3. experiment(verb)

    a venture at something new or different

    "as an experiment he decided to grow a beard"

  4. experiment(verb)

    to conduct a test or investigation

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

  5. experiment, try out(verb)

    try something new, as in order to gain experience

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

Wiktionary

  1. experiment(Noun)

    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. experiment(Noun)

    Experience, practical familiarity with something.

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

  3. experiment(Verb)

    To conduct an experiment.

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

  4. experiment(Verb)

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

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

  5. experiment(Verb)

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Experiment(noun)

    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. Experiment(noun)

    experience

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

  3. Experiment(verb)

    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. Experiment(verb)

    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.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'experiment' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3556

  2. Nouns Frequency

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

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Numerology

  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. Ken Paxton:

    Today's ruling enjoining Obamacare halts an unconstitutional exertion of federal power over the American health care system while our multistate coalition lawsuit works its way through the courts, our lawsuit seeks to effectively repeal Obamacare, which will give President Donald Trump and Congress the opportunity to replace the failed social experiment with a plan that ensures Texans and all Americans will again have greater choice about what health coverage President Trump and Congress need and who will be President Trump and Congress doctor.

  2. David Bedford:

    It will need a fast course and a competitive race because athletes bring out the best in each other when they are racing against other athletes, but they are using probably the greatest marathon runner that exists at the moment -- Eliud Kipchoge. They've certainly got the right person to do this experiment with.

  3. Gavin Andresen:

    I hate hearing people who say they invested their life savings in bitcoin. Don't do that. And I have not done that personally, bitcoin is an experiment.

  4. Cassandra Crifasi:

    It was a nice natural experiment that Connecticut passed a law and Missouri repealed, because we could see pre- and post- what the impact of the laws are.

  5. Barbara Brickmeier:

    We are going to experiment with this and see how many women are interested, as long as it appeals to a segment of our population and they feel that they can better balance their work and home, we will continue it.

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Translations for experiment

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  • تجربةArabic
  • експеримент, опит, експериментирамBulgarian
  • pokus, experimentovat, experimentCzech
  • Experiment, experimentieren, VersuchGerman
  • πείραμα, πειραματίζομαιGreek
  • eksperimenti, eksperimentoEsperanto
  • experimento, experimentarSpanish
  • kokeillaFinnish
  • expérience, expérimenterFrench
  • tástáilIrish
  • ניסויHebrew
  • 実験, 実験するJapanese
  • ექსპერიმენტიGeorgian
  • periculumLatin
  • опит, експериментира, експериментMacedonian
  • uji kaji, eksperimenMalay
  • experiment, experimenteren, proefDutch
  • eksperyment, eksperymentować, doświadczenie, przeprowadzać doświadczeniePolish
  • экспериментировать, опыт, экспериментRussian
  • experiment, experimenteraSwedish
  • ప్రయోగముTelugu
  • tecrübeTurkish

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