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parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a test or trial to discover something unknown, esp. a scientific one to test a hypothesis.
The researchers needed a well-equipped laboratory in which to conduct their experiments.The scientist believed he knew the cause of the disease, but the results of his experiment did not support his theory.She did an experiment to see if he would notice the change in the coffee that they were drinking at home.
similar words:
assay, demonstration, examination, test, trial
definition 2: the process of conducting such tests or trials.
She backed up her theory through experiment.Children often learn simply by experiment.
experimentation, research
similar words:
analysis, exploration, inquiry, trial, trial and error
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: experiments, experimenting, experimented
definition: to conduct or perform an experiment; explore by trial and error.
We can't take these things for granted; we must experiment.The chef experimented with many seasonings until he found the right one.The researchers are no longer experimenting on animals.
similar words:
explore, probe, research, test
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derivation: experimenter (n.)
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  chemistry, learn, measurement, physics, rodent, science