[ ik-sper-uh-men-tl ]
/ ɪkˌspɛr əˈmɛn tl /
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.
based on or derived from experience; empirical: experimental knowledge.
something that is experimental.
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Origin of experimental
OTHER WORDS FROM experimental
ex·per·i·men·tal·ly, adverbnon·ex·per·i·men·tal, adjectivenon·ex·per·i·men·tal·ly, adverbpost·ex·per·i·men·tal, adjective
pre·ex·per·i·men·tal, adjectivepseu·do·ex·per·i·men·tal, adjectivepseu·do·ex·per·i·men·tal·ly, adverbqua·si-ex·per·i·men·tal, adjectivequa·si-ex·per·i·men·tal·ly, adverbsem·i·ex·per·i·men·tal, adjectivesem·i·ex·per·i·men·tal·ly, adverbun·ex·per·i·men·tal, adjectiveun·ex·per·i·men·tal·ly, adverb
Words nearby experimental
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Example sentences from the Web for non-experimental
The steady two-cycle throb did more damage than it would normally have done aboard a non-experimental ship.Unwise Child|Gordon Randall Garrett
British Dictionary definitions for non-experimental
/ (ɪkˌspɛrɪˈmɛntəl) /
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
Derived forms of experimentalexperimentally, adverb
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