[ 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.
Does Bimonthly Mean Twice A Month Or Every Two Months?The prefix bi- usually means ‘every two’, so bimonthly means ‘every two months’.Semi- means ‘half’ or ‘halfway’, so semimonthly means ‘every two weeks’. However, bimonthly can also mean ‘twice a month’ – but it is rarely used that way. It is best to remember that bi- is “every two” and semi- is “halfway.”
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- experiment station,
- experimental condition,
- experimental group,
- experimental medicine,
- experimental psychology,
- experimental theater
Origin of 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
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/ (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
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