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experiment

ex·per·i·ment

experiment

 
pronunciation:
ihk spe r mnt
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a test used to discover something not known, such as the cause of something.
Scientists performed experiments on several new kinds of plastic.
 
similar words:
examination, test, trial
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: experimented, experimenting, experiments
definition: to perform an experiment; to explore by trying different things.
The cook experimented until he found the right spices for his dish.
similar words:
explore, test
derivation: experimenter (n.)
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  chemistry, learn, measurement, physics, rodent, science