What does experimental mean?

Definitions for experimental
ɪkˌspɛr əˈmɛn tlex·per·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"

Wiktionary

  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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Numerology

  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. Anonymous:

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

  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. Managing Director Robert Brumley:

    There are many reports of people defeating energy-saving devices in buildings because they want fresh air and prop doors open. the inhabitants of cities are not just interchangeable individuals that can be dropped into experimental settings; they are diverse communities with varied cultures, expectations and behavioral patterns which grow up over time.

  4. Rochell Wallace-Haley:

    The vaccination was put together a little too quickly for me, i believe that it is still in the experimental stage right now and I don’t want to be part of that experiment.

  5. The Ebola epidemicA scientist:

    This particular vaccine, although it's still experimental, does look hopeful from past experience in Guinea and Sierra Leone, but we don't know for sure, if in fact it is safe and effective, it really will be a game-changer in terms of being able to more quickly stop future Ebola epidemics.

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