wise or skillful in a particular field through experience: an experienced teacher.
having learned through experience; taught by experience: experienced through adversity.
endured; undergone; suffered through: experienced misfortunes.

1560–70; experience + -ed2

nonexperienced, adjective
quasi-experienced, adjective
unexperienced, adjective
well-experienced, adjective

1. skilled, expert, practiced, veteran, accomplished, versed, adept, qualified.
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a particular instance of personally encountering or undergoing something: My encounter with the bear in the woods was a frightening experience.
the process or fact of personally observing, encountering, or undergoing something: business experience.
the observing, encountering, or undergoing of things generally as they occur in the course of time: to learn from experience; the range of human experience.
knowledge or practical wisdom gained from what one has observed, encountered, or undergone: a man of experience.
Philosophy. the totality of the cognitions given by perception; all that is perceived, understood, and remembered.
verb (used with object), experienced, experiencing.
to have experience of; meet with; undergo; feel: to experience nausea.
to learn by experience.
experience religion, to undergo a spiritual conversion by which one gains or regains faith in God.

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin experientia, equivalent to experient- (stem of experiēns, past participle of experīrī to try, test; see ex-1, peril) + -ia noun suffix; see -ence

experienceable, adjective
experienceless, adjective
postexperience, adjective
preexperience, noun, verb (used with object), preexperienced, preexperiencing.
reexperience, verb, reexperienced, reexperiencing.

6. encounter, know, endure, suffer. Experience, undergo refer to encountering situations, conditions, etc., in life, or to having certain sensations or feelings. Experience implies being affected by what one meets with: to experience a change of heart, bitter disappointment. Undergo usually refers to the bearing or enduring of something hard, difficult, disagreeable, or dangerous: to undergo severe hardships, an operation.
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experience (ɪkˈspɪərɪəns)
1.  direct personal participation or observation; actual knowledge or contact: experience of prison life
2.  a particular incident, feeling, etc, that a person has undergone: an experience to remember
3.  accumulated knowledge, esp of practical matters: a man of experience
4.  a.  the totality of characteristics, both past and present, that make up the particular quality of a person, place, or people
 b.  the impact made on an individual by the culture of a people, nation, etc: the American experience
5.  philosophy
 a.  Compare sense datum the content of a perception regarded as independent of whether the apparent object actually exists
 b.  the faculty by which a person acquires knowledge of contingent facts about the world, as contrasted with reason
 c.  the totality of a person's perceptions, feelings, and memories
6.  to participate in or undergo
7.  to be emotionally or aesthetically moved by; feel: to experience beauty
[C14: from Latin experientia, from experīrī to prove; related to Latin perīculumperil]

experienced (ɪkˈspɪərɪənst)
having become skilful or knowledgeable from extensive contact or participation or observation

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Word Origin & History

late 14c., from O.Fr. experience, from L. experientia "knowledge gained by repeated trials," from experientem (nom. experiens), prp. of experiri "to try, test," from ex- "out of" + peritus "experienced, tested." The v. (1530s) first meant "to test, try;" sense of "feel, undergo" first recorded 1580s.
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experience ex·pe·ri·ence (ĭk-spēr'ē-əns)
The feeling of emotions and sensations as opposed to thinking; involvement in what is happening rather than abstract reflection on an event.

ex·pe'ri·ence v.
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In polls, voters say they want experienced nominees to run for president.
Career advice and counseling, for beginners and experienced academics alike.
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