experiment


experiment
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experiments, experimenting, experimented
(The noun is pronounced [[t]ɪkspe̱rɪmənt[/t]]. The verb is pronounced [[t]ɪkspe̱rɪment[/t]].)
1) N-VAR An experiment is a scientific test which is done in order to discover what happens to something in particular conditions.

The astronauts are conducting a series of experiments to learn more about how the body adapts to weightlessness.

...a proposed new law on animal experiments...

This question can be answered only by experiment.

2) VERB If you experiment with something or experiment on it, you do a scientific test on it in order to discover what happens to it in particular conditions.

[V with/on n] In 1857 Mendel started experimenting with peas in his monastery garden...

[V with/on n] The scientists have experimented on the tiny neck arteries of rats...

The scientists have already experimented at each other's test sites.

Derived words:
experimentation [[t]ɪkspe̱rɪmente͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] N-UNCOUNT

...the ethical aspects of animal experimentation.

experimenter plural N-COUNT

When the experimenters repeated the tests on themselves, they observed an exactly opposite effect.

3) N-VAR An experiment is the trying out of a new idea or method in order to see what it is like and what effects it has.

As an experiment, we bought Ted a watch.

...the country's five year experiment in democracy...

She needs plenty of room for experiment in her life.

4) VERB To experiment means to try out a new idea or method to see what it is like and what effects it has.

...if you like cooking and have the time to experiment...

[V with n] He believes that students should be encouraged to experiment with bold ideas.

Derived words:
experimentation N-UNCOUNT

Decentralization and experimentation must be encouraged...

His stories about his sexual experimentation were more bravado than fact.


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