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[ik-speer-ee-uh n-ser]
  1. a person or thing that experiences.
  2. (in case grammar) the semantic role of a noun phrase that indicates the perceiver of the action or state of affairs specified by the verb, as the boy in The boy was warm or in The fly annoyed the boy.
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Origin of experiencer

First recorded in 1860–65; experience + -er1
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Historical Examples of experiencer

  • The experiencer of such a situation possesses all that the idea contains.

    Essays in Radical Empiricism

    William James

  • If there be a God, he is no absolute all-experiencer, but simply the experiencer of widest actual conscious span.