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Experiment meaning

experiment - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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.
  2. 2. Experience.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. To try; to know, perceive, or prove, by trial experience.
  5. 5. To make an experiment.
  6. 6. Trial; essay; attempt.

experiment - examples of usage

  1. The cruel experiment was tried. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. She made the experiment, and found it answer. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
  3. There is not much left for her to experiment with. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
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