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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

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

    Etymology: [Cf.F. exprimental.]

  2. Experimentaladjective

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

    Etymology: [Cf.F. exprimental.]

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    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. Dale Baich:

    The report released today does not answer the question of why the experimental drug protocol did not work as promised.

  2. David Hume:

    If we take in our hand any volume; of divinity or school metaphysics, for instance; let us ask, "Does it contain any abstract reasoning concerning quantity or number?" No. "Does it contain any experimental reasoning concerning matter of fact and existence?" No. Commit it then to the flames: for it can contain nothing but sophistry and illusion.

  3. Lucy Skinner:

    I have been working on some experimental tanning to create replicas of the individual scales, the ancient methods used for making this type of leather are not really well understood. Materials will invariably change chemically and physically after being buried for thousands of years, so there are a lot of complicated scientific processes involved in finding these things out.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    When you speak with a Scientist about the glass being half-full and half-empty, she/he says that it's a SWAG (Scientific Wild Assumption Guess) based on only visual observation but not substantiated by any experimental data; and therefore it must be inaccurate. She/he will suggest that you do the following: (a) mark the glass at the bottom of the meniscus of the content, (b) pour the content into a bigger glass, (c) fill the empty glass with fresh content up to the mark, (d) add the original content back in, (e) note whether or not the combined content overflows the lip of the glass, (f) conclude that either the glass was more than half full if it overflows, or it was more than half-empty if it doesn't reach the top, (g) conclude that it was either half-full or half-empty only if it neither overflows nor fails to reach the top. Just a word of caution: Don't be surprised if the scientist, doesn't matter she or he, after all that "scientific discussion" asks you: "Now, what was your question again?

  5. Jastrowski Mano:

    Theoretical and experimental research suggests that mindfulness meditation is associated with changes in neural pathways and may be particularly effective in promoting executive functioning, the practice of meditation - which requires sustained attention while simultaneously redirecting attention back to the current experience - is closely related to the function of working memory.

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