- pertaining to, derived from, or founded on experiment: an experimental science.
- of the nature of an experiment; tentative: The new program is still in an experimental stage.
- functioning as an experiment or used for experimentation: an experimental airplane.
- based on or derived from experience; empirical: experimental knowledge.
- something that is experimental.
Origin of experimental
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Examples from the Web for experimentally
He politely tendered his open snuff-box, of which I partook, experimentally.The Room in the Dragon Volant
J. Sheridan LeFanu
He stiffened himself, and Mr. Baker, experimentally, let him go.The Nigger Of The "Narcissus"
Experimentally, he waved to the massed ranks of bug things as he passed them.The Worshippers
Damon Francis Knight
By this time they had reached the water and she put one toe into it experimentally.The Outdoor Girls at Bluff Point
Laura Lee Hope
Experimentally the eyeball can be made to burst by tying all the venous outlets from it.Glaucoma
- relating to, based on, or having the nature of experimentan experimental study
- based on or derived from experience; empiricalexperimental evidence
- tending to experimentan experimental artist
- tentative or provisionalan experimental rule in football
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Word Origin and History for experimentally
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