[ noun ik-sper-uh-muhnt; verb ek-sper-uh-ment ]
/ noun ɪkˈspɛr ə mənt; verb ɛkˈspɛr əˌmɛnt /
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.
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synonym study for experiment
1. See trial.
OTHER WORDS FROM experiment
ex·per·i·ment·er, ex·per·i·men·tor, ex·per·i·men·ta·tor, nounpre·ex·per·i·ment, nounpro·ex·per·i·ment, adjectivere·ex·per·i·ment, verb (used without object), noun
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Example sentences from the Web for experimentor
These harps, at the pleasure of the experimentor, vibrated as if they were made to resound by invisible hands.
British Dictionary definitions for experimentor
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 originala poetic experiment
an obsolete word for experience
(intr) to make an experiment or experiments
Derived forms of experimentexperimenter, noun
Word Origin for experiment
C14: from Latin experīmentum proof, trial, from experīrī to test; see experience
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Medical definitions for experimentor
[ ĭk-spĕr′ə-mənt ]
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.
To conduct an experiment.
To try something new, especially in order to gain experience.
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Scientific definitions for experimentor
[ ĭk-spĕr′ə-mənt ]
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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