experimentation

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experimentation

[ik-sper-uh-men-tey-shuhn, -muhn-]
noun
the act, process, practice, or an instance of making experiments.

Origin:
1665–75; experiment + -ation

experimentative [ik-sper-uh-men-tuh-tiv] , adjective
proexperimentation, adjective
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experimentation (ɪkˌspɛrɪmɛnˈteɪʃən)
 
n
the act, process, or practice of experimenting

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experimentation
1670s, from experiment + -ation.
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Example sentences
This, in turn, requires a bit of trial and error experimentation.
Extensive experimentation in my test kitchen over the weekend confirmed that
  the nitrogen carbonation has something to do with it.
It was, in part, a period of imitation and experimentation.
But in the meantime experimentation and exploration and excavation must be kept
  up.
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