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experimentalism

[ik-sper-uh-men-tl-iz-uh m] /ɪkˌspɛr əˈmɛn tlˌɪz əm/
noun
1.
doctrine or practice of relying on experimentation; empiricism.
2.
fondness for experimenting or innovating:
The psychologists' children were raised in an atmosphere of vigorous experimentalism.
Origin of experimentalism
1825-1835
1825-35; experimental + -ism
Related forms
experimentalist, noun
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  • Our passion for experimentalism is dictated by the firm object of using the knowledge we acquire.

    Michael E. F. Benson
  • With experimentalism inevitably came the recognition of hypotheses in observing, collecting, and comparing facts.

British Dictionary definitions for experimentalism

experimentalism

/ɪkˌspɛrɪˈmɛntəˌlɪzəm/
noun
1.
employment of or reliance upon experiments; empiricism
Derived Forms
experimentalist, noun
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