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Definitions of experiment

  1. try something new, as in order to gain experience; "Students experiment sexually"; "The composer experimented with a new style" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the act of conducting a controlled test or investigation Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a venture at something new or different; "as an experiment he decided to grow a beard" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the testing of an idea; "it was an experiment in living"; "not all experimentation is done in laboratories" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. to conduct a test or investigation; "We are experimenting with the new drug in order to fight this disease" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Experience. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To try; to know, perceive, or prove, by trial experience. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A trial or operation to discover something previously unknown; a test. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. To make trials or tests. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. A trial: something done to prove some theory, or to discover something unknown. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. To make an experiment or trial: to search by trial. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. To make an experiment. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. Trial; essay; attempt. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. To make experiments; make a test or trial. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. An action designed as a test; a trial; essay; attempt. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. An act or operation designed to discover some unknown truth, principle, or effect, or to establish it when discovered, specifically by varying at our will the combination of things and circumstances and then observing the result. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. To put to the proof; to experience. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. To make an experiment; to search by trial. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. A trial or operation for the purpose of discovering something unknown; a trial to confirm or disprove something doubtful. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  22. To search by trial. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  23. eks-per'i-ment, n. a trial: something done to prove some theory, or to discover something unknown.--v.i. to make an experiment or trial: to search by trial.--adj. EXPERIMENT'AL, founded or known by experiment: taught by experience: tentative.--v.i. EXPERIMENT'ALISE.--ns. EXPERIMENT'ALIST, EXPER'IMENTIST, one who makes experiments.--adv. EXPERIMENT'ALLY.--n. EXPERIMENT[=A]'TION.--adj. EXPERIMENT'ATIVE. [L. experimentum, from exper[=i]ri, to try thoroughly.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  24. Same etymon. (F.) Experience. A trial, made on the bodies of men or animals, for the purpose of detecting the effect of a remedy, or of becoming better acquainted with their structure, functions, or peculiarities. In a more general sense, it means any trial instituted with the intent of becoming better acquainted with any thing. By experiments on living animals, we have obtained much valuable information in the various departments of medicine; but particularly in physiology and toxicology. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  25. Test, trial, (of); procedure adopted on chance of its succeeding, or for testing hypothesis &c. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  26. Make experiment (on, with). Hence experimentation n. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  27. A trial, test; the careful and methodical observation of what takes place under conditions that have been arranged for the purpose of eliminating all sources of error in deduction so far as possible. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  28. n. [Latin] A trial deliberately instituted; practical test; proof. Cabinet Dictionary
  29. Trial of any thing, something done in order to discover an uncertain or unknown effect. Complete Dictionary
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