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experiment

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  • IPA(key): /ɪkˈsper.ɪ.mənt/
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EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

experiment (plural experiments)

  1. A test under controlled conditions made to either demonstrate a known truth, examine the validity of a hypothesis, or determine the efficacy of something previously untried.
  2. (obsolete) Experience, practical familiarity with something.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.vii:
      Pilot [...] Vpon his card and compas firmes his eye, / The maisters of his long experiment, / And to them does the steddy helme apply [...].

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experiment (third-person singular simple present experiments, present participle experimenting, simple past and past participle experimented)

  1. (intransitive) To conduct an experiment.
  2. (transitive, obsolete) To experience; to feel; to perceive; to detect.
    • 1662 Thomas Salusbury, Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems (Dialogue 2):
      The Earth, the which may have carried us about perpetually ... without our being ever able to experiment its rest.
  3. (transitive, obsolete) To test or ascertain by experiment; to try out; to make an experiment on.
    • 1481 William Caxton, The Mirrour of the World 1.5.22:
      Til they had experimented whiche was trewe, and who knewe most.

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experiment m (plural experiments)

  1. experiment

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experiment m

  1. experiment

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experiment n (plural experimenten, diminutive experimentje n)

  1. experiment

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experiment n

  1. experiment

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