experiment [ noun ik- sper- uh-m uhnt; verb ek- sper- uh-ment] SYNONYMS | EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun a test, trial, or tentative procedure; an act or operation for the purpose of discovering something unknown or of testing a principle, supposition, etc.: a chemical experiment; a teaching experiment; an experiment in living. the conducting of such operations; experimentation: a product that is the result of long experiment. verb (used without object) to try or test, especially in order to discover or prove something: to experiment with a new procedure. Origin of experiment 1325–75; Middle English:
-ment Related forms ex·per·i·ment·er, ex·per·i·men·tor, ex·per·i·men·ta·tor, noun pre·ex·per·i·ment, noun pro·ex·per·i·ment, adjective re·ex·per·i·ment, verb (used without object), noun un·ex·per·i·ment·ed, adjective
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On account of this alone no small interest will be aroused in the
experimenter had tasted elderberry once, but he knew no more of wine.
He was the on-looker, after all—not the
experimenter he should have been and wished to be.
Table I shows the results of tests made by Feret, the French
But even in this he is impelled by the enthusiasm of an
experimenter and a developer. British Dictionary definitions for experimenter noun ( ɪkˈspɛrɪmənt) a test or investigation, esp one planned to provide evidence for or against a hypothesis: a scientific experiment the act of conducting such an investigation or test; experimentation; research an attempt at something new or different; an effort to be original a poetic experiment verb ( ɪkˈspɛrɪˌmɛnt) (intr) to make an experiment or experiments Derived Forms experimenter, noun Word Origin for experiment
C14: from Latin
experīmentum proof, trial, from experīrī to test; see experience
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Word Origin and History for experimenter n.
mid-14c., from Old French
esperment "practical knowledge, cunning, enchantment; trial, proof, example, lesson," from Latin experimentum "a trial, test, proof, experiment," noun of action from experiri "to test, try" (see experience). v.
late 15c., from
experiment (n.). Related: Experimented; experimenting.
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experiment [ĭk-spĕr ′ə-mənt] n. A test under controlled conditions that is made to demonstrate a known truth, to examine the validity of a hypothesis, or to determine the efficacy of something previously untried. The process of conducting such a test; experimentation. An innovative act or procedure. The result of experimentation. v. To conduct an experiment. To try something new, especially in order to gain experience.
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A test or procedure carried out under controlled conditions to determine the validity of a hypothesis or make a discovery. See Note at hypothesis.
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