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experimentation

[ik-sper-uh-men-tey-shuh n, -muh n-] /ɪkˌspɛr ə mɛnˈteɪ ʃən, -mən-/
noun
1.
the act, process, practice, or an instance of making experiments.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75; experiment + -ation
Related forms
experimentative
[ik-sper-uh-men-tuh-tiv] /ɪkˌspɛr əˈmɛn tə tɪv/ (Show IPA),
adjective
proexperimentation, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for experimentative

experimentation

/ɪkˌspɛrɪmɛnˈteɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act, process, or practice of experimenting
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Word Origin and History for experimentative

experimentation

n.

1670s; see experiment + -ation.

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