experiment

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French esperiment (French expérience), from Latin experimentum (experience, attempt, experiment), from experior (to experience, to attempt), itself from ex + *perior, in turn from Proto-Indo-European *per-.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɪk.ˈspɛ.ɹɪ.mənt/, /ɛk.ˈspɛ.ɹɪ.mənt/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ɪk.ˈspɛɹ.ə.mənt/, /ɪk.ˈspɪɹ.ə.mənt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ex‧per‧i‧ment

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.
    • 2019, VOA Learning English (public domain)
      South Korean officials announced last month that an experiment to create artificial rain did not provide the desired results.
      (file)
  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)

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  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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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin experīmentum, attested from 1460.[1]

NounEdit

experiment m (plural experiments)

  1. experiment

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  1. ^ “experiment” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.

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experiment m

  1. experiment

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French experiment, from Latin experimentum.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ex‧pe‧ri‧ment

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experiment n (plural experimenten, diminutive experimentje n)

  1. experiment

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OccitanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin experīmentum.

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experiment m (plural experiments)

  1. experiment

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SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin experīmentum, attested from 1682.[1]

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experiment n

  1. experiment

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Declension of experiment 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative experiment experimentet experiment experimenten
Genitive experiments experimentets experiments experimentens

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