[ik-speer-ee-en-shuh l]


pertaining to or derived from experience.

Origin of experiential

From the Medieval Latin word experientiālis, dating back to 1640–50. See experience, -al1
Related formsex·pe·ri·en·tial·ly, adverbnon·ex·pe·ri·en·tial, adjectivenon·ex·pe·ri·en·tial·ly, adverbtrans·ex·pe·ri·en·tial, adjectiveun·ex·pe·ri·en·tial, adjectiveun·ex·pe·ri·en·tial·ly, adverb
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philosophy relating to or derived from experience; empirical
Derived Formsexperientially, adverb
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Word Origin and History for experiential

1640s (implied in experientially), from Latin experientia (see experience) + -al (1).

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