|1.||a test or investigation, esp one planned to provide evidence for or against a hypothesis: a scientific experiment|
|2.||the act of conducting such an investigation or test; experimentation; research|
|3.||an attempt at something new or different; an effort to be original: a poetic experiment|
|4.||an obsolete word for experience|
|5.||(intr) to make an experiment or experiments|
|[C14: from Latin experīmentum proof, trial, from experīrī to test; see |
experiment ex·per·i·ment (ĭk-spěr'ə-mənt)
A test under controlled conditions that is made to demonstrate a known truth, to examine the validity of a hypothesis, or to determine the efficacy of something previously untried.
The process of conducting such a test; experimentation.
An innovative act or procedure.
The result of experimentation.
To conduct an experiment.
To try something new, especially in order to gain experience.