experimentalism

[ ik-sper-uh-men-tl-iz-uh m ]
/ ɪkˌspɛr əˈmɛn tlˌɪz əm /
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noun

doctrine or practice of relying on experimentation; empiricism.
fondness for experimenting or innovating: The psychologists' children were raised in an atmosphere of vigorous experimentalism.

Nearby words

  1. experimental condition,
  2. experimental group,
  3. experimental medicine,
  4. experimental psychology,
  5. experimental theater,
  6. experimentalize,
  7. experimentation,
  8. experimenter effect,
  9. expert,
  10. expert system

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

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

  • 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

/ (ɪkˌspɛrɪˈmɛntəˌlɪzəm) /

noun

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

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