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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, happening, incident, lesson, occurrence, ordeal
definition 2: everything done or lived through in a person's life.
I've learned so much from my grandmother's experience.
similar words:
background, existence, life
definition 3: the repeated practice, activity, or observations that result in skill, ability, or wisdom.
We need a worker with two years of computer experience.Captain Black has a lot of experience with that kind of boat.
synonyms:
seasoning
similar words:
knowledge, lessons, observation, practice, training
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: experienced, experiences, experiencing
definition: to go through; feel or know.
He experienced defeat for the first time.She experienced pain after the accident.
synonyms:
know
similar words:
confront, discover, encounter, endure, face, feel, meet, see, suffer, take, taste, undergo, withstand
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