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Pronunciation:  [n]ik'sperumunt, [v]ek'speru`ment, ik'spereemunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of conducting a controlled test or investigation
  2. [n]  a venture at something new or different; "as an experiment he decided to grow a beard"
  3. [n]  the testing of an idea; "it was an experiment in living"; "not all experimentation is done in laboratories"
  4. [v]  to conduct a test or investigation; "We are experimenting with the new drug in order to fight this disease"
  5. [v]  try something new, as in order to gain experience; "Students experiment sexually"; "The composer experimented with a new style"

EXPERIMENT is a 10 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: experimentation, experimentation
 See Also: condition, control, control condition, control experiment, enquiry, experimental condition, inquiry, investigate, look into, Michelson-Morey experiment, pilot experiment, research, research project, scientific research, test, testing, trial, trial and error, trial run, tryout, venture



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ex*per"i*ment\, n. [L. experimentum, fr. experiri to
    try: cf. OF. esperiment, experiment. See {Experience}.]
    1. Atrial or special observation, made to confirm or disprove
       something doubtful; esp., one under conditions determined
       by the experimenter; an act or operation undertaken in
       order to discover some unknown principle or effect, or to
       test, establish, or illustrate some suggest or known
       truth; practical test; poof.
             A political experiment can not be made in a
             laboratory, not determinant in a few hours. --J.
    2. Experience. [Obs.]
             Adam, by sad experiment I know How little weight my
             words with thee can find.             --Milton.
  2. \Ex*per"i*ment\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Experimented};
    p. pr. & vb. n. {Experinenting}.]
    To make experiment; to operate by test or trial; -- often
    with on, upon, or in, referring to the subject of an
    experiment; with, referring to the instrument; and by,
    referring to the means; as, to experiment upon electricity;
    he experimented in plowing with ponies, or by steam power.
  3. \Ex*per"i*ment\, v. t.
    To try; to know, perceive, or prove, by trial experience.
    [Obs.] --Sir T. Herbert.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are working on an experiment, suggests that you need to be more daring and try something new and different. Take a chance.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Noun: A procedure done in a controlled environment for the purpose of gathering observations, data, or facts, demonstrating known facts or theories, or testing hypotheses or theories.
Verb: To carry out such a procedure.
Thesaurus Terms
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