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Definitions of experiment

  1. To try; to know, perceive, or prove, by trial experience. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To make trials or tests. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To make an experiment or trial: to search by trial. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To make an experiment. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. To make experiments; make a test or trial. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. try something new, as in order to gain experience; "Students experiment sexually"; "The composer experimented with a new style" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. to conduct a test or investigation; "We are experimenting with the new drug in order to fight this disease" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. To put to the proof; to experience. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. To search by trial. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. A trial or operation to discover something previously unknown; a test. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. 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.
  14. Trial; essay; attempt. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. An action designed as a test; a trial; essay; attempt. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.

Usage examples for experiment

  1. This is the experiment of the present day. – The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope
  2. So, as a desperate experiment he was at last allowed to go into the dressing- room, where she was lying on the sofa. – The Clever Woman of the Family by Charlotte M. Yonge
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