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experimentalism

[ik-sper-uh-men-tl-iz-uh m]
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.
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Origin of experimentalism

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

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