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placebo used in experimental tests of a drug that has noticeable side effects active placebo
(computer science) a first test of an experimental product (such as computer software) carried out by the developer alpha test
advanced and experimental avant garde
(computer science) a second test of an experimental product (such as computer software) carried out by an outside organization beta test
person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures; someone who is an object of investigation case , guinea pig , subject
experimental public school for kindergarten through grade 12; created and organized by teachers and parents and community leaders; operates independently of other schools charter school
experimental procedure in which neither the subjects of the experiment nor the persons administering the experiment know the critical aspects of the experiment double-blind experiment , double-blind procedure , double-blind study
branch of psychology that uses experimental methods to study psychological issues experimental psychology , psychonomics
empirical doctrine that advocates experimental principles experimentalism
branch of chemistry that studies elementary (often very fast) chemical reactions as they occur; the experimental methods are often based on the use of femtosecond laser pulses femtochemistry
experimental expatriate United States writer (1874-1946) Gertrude Stein , Stein
(psychophysics) the difference between two stimuli that (under properly controlled experimental conditions) is detected as often as it is undetected jnd , just-noticeable difference
small theater for experimental drama or collegiate or community groups little theater , little theatre
scientific study of plants or animals (more observational than experimental) usually published in popular magazines rather than in academic journals natural history
any effect that seems to be a consequence of administering a placebo; the change is usually beneficial and is assumed result from the person's faith in the treatment or preconceptions about what the experimental drug was supposed to do; pharmacologists we placebo effect
pilot hired to fly experimental airplanes through maneuvers designed to test them test pilot
act of subjecting to experimental test in order to determine how well something works testing
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