Definitions of experimental

  1. relying on observation or experiment; "experimental results that supported the hypothesis" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Pertaining to experiment; founded on, or derived from, experiment or trial; as, experimental science; given to, or skilled in, experiment; as, an experimental philosopher. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Known by, or derived from, experience; as, experimental religion. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Pertaining to, or founded on, trial; guided, or learned, by experience. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Pertaining to, or founded on; experiment. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. Pertaining to or known by experiment or experience. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. Pertaining to experiment; derived from or founded on experiment; taught by or derived from experience. Experimental philosophy, those branches of science, such as chemistry, the deductions in which are founded on experiment, as contrasted with the moral, mathematical, and speculative, which it is argued are founded respectively on the independent authority of conscience, logic, or reason. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. Known by trial or experiment. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for experimental

  1. The intimacy formed during this year of experimental duty at Old Point lasted throughout their lives. – Admiral Farragut by A. T. Mahan
  2. Journal of Experimental Medicine. – Some Constituents of the Poison Ivy Plant: (Rhus Toxicodendron) by William Anderson Syme