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experiment

[n. ik-sper-uh-muhnt; v. ek-sper-uh-ment]
noun
1.
a test, trial, or tentative procedure; an act or operation for the purpose of discovering something unknown or of testing a principle, supposition, etc.: a chemical experiment; a teaching experiment; an experiment in living.
2.
the conducting of such operations; experimentation: a product that is the result of long experiment.
3.
Obsolete, experience.
verb (used without object)
4.
to try or test, especially in order to discover or prove something: to experiment with a new procedure.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English: proof < Latin experīmentum. See experience, -ment

experimenter, experimentor, experimentator, noun
preexperiment, noun
proexperiment, adjective
reexperiment, verb (used without object), noun
unexperimented, adjective


1. See trial. 2. research, investigation.
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experiment
 
n
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
 
vb
5.  (intr) to make an experiment or experiments
 
[C14: from Latin experīmentum proof, trial, from experīrī to test; see experience]
 
ex'perimenter
 
n

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experiment
mid-14c., from O.Fr. experiment, from L. experimentum "a trial, test," from experiri "to test, try" (see experience). The verb is attested from late 15c., from the noun. Related: Experimented; experimenting.
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experiment ex·per·i·ment (ĭk-spěr'ə-mənt)
n.

  1. 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.

  2. The process of conducting such a test; experimentation.

  3. An innovative act or procedure.

  4. The result of experimentation.

v. ex·per·i·ment·ed, ex·per·i·ment·ing, ex·per·i·ments (-měnt')
  1. To conduct an experiment.

  2. To try something new, especially in order to gain experience.


ex·per'i·ment'er n.
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experiment   (ĭk-spěr'ə-mənt)  Pronunciation Key 
A test or procedure carried out under controlled conditions to determine the validity of a hypothesis or make a discovery. See Note at hypothesis.
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