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experimentalism

[ik-sper-uh-men-tl-iz-uh m]
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noun
  1. doctrine or practice of relying on experimentation; empiricism.
  2. fondness for experimenting or innovating: The psychologists' children were raised in an atmosphere of vigorous experimentalism.

Origin of experimentalism

First recorded in 1825–35; experimental + -ism
Related formsex·per·i·men·tal·ist, noun
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Examples from the Web for experimentalism

Historical Examples

  • With experimentalism inevitably came the recognition of hypotheses in observing, collecting, and comparing facts.

    Studies in Logical Theory

    John Dewey

  • Our passion for experimentalism is dictated by the firm object of using the knowledge we acquire.

    Michael

    E. F. Benson


British Dictionary definitions for experimentalism

experimentalism

noun
  1. employment of or reliance upon experiments; empiricism
Derived Formsexperimentalist, noun
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