Experiment meaning

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The definition of an experiment is a test or the act of trying out a new course of action.

An example of an experiment is when scientists give rats a new medicine and see how they react to learn about the medicine.

An example of an experiment is when you try a new coffee shop but you aren't sure how the coffee will taste.

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The result of experimentation.
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To conduct an experiment.
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A test or procedure carried out under controlled conditions to determine the validity of a hypothesis or make a discovery.
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To experiment is defined as to try out something new or to test a theory.

An example of experiment is when you try out a new hair style.

An example of experiment is when you use test tubes and chemicals in a lab to complete a project and to try to better understand chemical reactions.

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The conducting of such tests or trials; experimentation.
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To try something new, especially in order to gain experience.

Experiment with new methods of teaching.

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A test or trial of something.
  • Any action or process undertaken to discover something not yet known or to demonstrate something known.
  • Any action or process designed to find out whether something is effective, workable, valid, etc.
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To make an experiment or experiments.
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(intransitive) To conduct an experiment.
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An innovative act or procedure.
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To conduct an experiment.
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To try something new, especially in order to gain experience.

Experiment with new methods of teaching.

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Origin of experiment

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin experīmentum from experīrī to try per-3 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French experiment (French: expérience), from Latin experimentum.

    From Wiktionary