experimentation

[ ik-sper-uh-men-tey-shuh n, -muh n- ]
/ ɪkˌspɛr ə mɛnˈteɪ ʃən, -mən- /

noun

the act, process, practice, or an instance of making experiments.

Nearby words

  1. experimental medicine,
  2. experimental psychology,
  3. experimental theater,
  4. experimentalism,
  5. experimentalize,
  6. experimenter effect,
  7. expert,
  8. expert system,
  9. expert witness,
  10. expertise

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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British Dictionary definitions for experimentation

experimentation

/ (ɪkˌspɛrɪmɛnˈteɪʃən) /

noun

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

experimentation

n.

1670s; see experiment + -ation.

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