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experimentation

[ik-sper-uh-men-tey-shuh n, -muh n-]
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  1. the act, process, practice, or an instance of making experiments.
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Origin of experimentation

First recorded in 1665–75; experiment + -ation
Related formsex·per·i·men·ta·tive [ik-sper-uh-men-tuh-tiv] /ɪkˌspɛr əˈmɛn tə tɪv/, adjectivepro·ex·per·i·men·ta·tion, adjective
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experimentation

noun
  1. the act, process, or practice of experimenting
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Word Origin and History for experimentation

n.

1670s; see experiment + -ation.

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