[ ik-speer-ee-uhns ]
/ ɪkˈspɪər i əns /
a particular instance of personally encountering or undergoing something: My encounter with the bear in the woods was a frightening experience.
the process or fact of personally observing, encountering, or undergoing something: business experience.
the observing, encountering, or undergoing of things generally as they occur in the course of time: to learn from experience; the range of human experience.
knowledge or practical wisdom gained from what one has observed, encountered, or undergone: a man of experience.
Philosophy. the totality of the cognitions given by perception; all that is perceived, understood, and remembered.
verb (used with object), ex·pe·ri·enced, ex·pe·ri·enc·ing.
to have experience of; meet with; undergo; feel: to experience nausea.
to learn by experience.
experience religion, to undergo a spiritual conversion by which one gains or regains faith in God.
Origin of experience
SYNONYMS FOR experience
6 encounter, know, endure, suffer. Experience, undergo refer to encountering situations, conditions, etc., in life, or to having certain sensations or feelings. Experience implies being affected by what one meets with: to experience a change of heart, bitter disappointment. Undergo usually refers to the bearing or enduring of something hard, difficult, disagreeable, or dangerous: to undergo severe hardships, an operation.
ex·pe·ri·ence·a·ble, adjectiveex·pe·ri·ence·less, adjectivepost·ex·pe·ri·ence, adjectivepre·ex·pe·ri·ence, noun, verb (used with object), pre·ex·pe·ri·enced, pre·ex·pe·ri·enc·ing.
re·ex·pe·ri·ence, verb, re·ex·pe·ri·enced, re·ex·pe·ri·enc·ing.
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Examples from the Web for experienceable
In other words: Everything real must be experienceable somewhere, and every kind of thing experienced must somewhere be real.Essays in Radical Empiricism|William James
British Dictionary definitions for experienceable
/ (ɪkˈspɪərɪəns) /
direct personal participation or observation; actual knowledge or contactexperience of prison life
a particular incident, feeling, etc, that a person has undergonean experience to remember
accumulated knowledge, esp of practical mattersa man of experience
- the totality of characteristics, both past and present, that make up the particular quality of a person, place, or people
- the impact made on an individual by the culture of a people, nation, etcthe American experience
- the content of a perception regarded as independent of whether the apparent object actually existsCompare sense datum
- the faculty by which a person acquires knowledge of contingent facts about the world, as contrasted with reason
- the totality of a person's perceptions, feelings, and memories
to participate in or undergo
to be emotionally or aesthetically moved by; feelto experience beauty
Derived Formsexperienceable, adjective
Word Origin for experience
C14: from Latin experientia, from experīrī to prove; related to Latin perīculum peril
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Medicine definitions for experienceable
[ ĭk-spîr′ē-əns ]
The feeling of emotions and sensations as opposed to thinking; involvement in what is happening rather than abstract reflection on an event.
Related formsex•pe′ri•ence v.
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