[ ik-sper-uh-men-tl-iz-uhm ]
/ ɪkˌspɛr əˈmɛn tlˌɪz əm /
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doctrine or practice of relying on experimentation; empiricism.
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
OTHER WORDS FROM experimentalismex·per·i·men·tal·ist, noun
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How to use experimentalism in a sentence
As this collection proves, she has gotten stronger and stranger with age—an experimentalist hidden behind a household name.Paris Review Editor Lorin Stein’s Book Bag: Ann Beattie, Ken Kalfus, and Other Short Stories|Lorin Stein|October 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I plainly see that you have the true spirit of an experimentalist and good observer.More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II|Charles Darwin
You should be 'an intrepid experimentalist, ceaselessly looking for new forms of existence.'In Brief Authority|F. Anstey
An experimentalist who would have been a useful lecturer upon chemistry at the Royal Institution.
For starting ourselves from the same point with the Experimentalist and the authority he alleges—viz.
For the present we shall conclude by recommending to the notice of the Experimentalist the German writers on education.
British Dictionary definitions for experimentalism
/ (ɪkˌspɛrɪˈmɛntəˌlɪzəm) /
employment of or reliance upon experiments; empiricism
Derived forms of experimentalismexperimentalist, noun
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