experimentation

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From Latin ex- + -periri (akin to periculum), "attempt". Morphologically experiment +‎ -ation

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experimentation (countable and uncountable, plural experimentations)

  1. The act of experimenting; practice by experiment.
  2. (sciences) A set of actions and observations, performed to verify or falsify a hypothesis or to research a causal relationship between phenomena.
    • 2012 January 1, Robert M. Pringle, “How to Be Manipulative”, in American Scientist[1], volume 100, number 1, page 31:
      As in much of biology, the most satisfying truths in ecology derive from manipulative experimentation. Tinker with nature and quantify how it responds.

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