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experience

ex·pe·ri·ence

experience

 
 
pronunciation:
ihk spir i ihns
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: something that a person has done or lived through.
The war was a terrible experience for everyone.
similar words:
adventure, affair, event
definition 2: understanding or skills from practice or activity.
We need a worker with two years of computer experience.Captain Black has a lot of experience with that kind of boat.
similar words:
common sense, knowledge, wisdom
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: experienced, experiences, experiencing
definition: to feel or know.
He experienced defeat for the first time.She experienced pain after the accident.
synonyms:
know
similar words:
discover, face, feel, meet, suffer, taste
Word History
Experience is from a Latin word that means "to try out or test."
Word Builder: experience +
  • experienced:
    having experience.
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  learn, mind, sense