Meaning of experiment

ex•per•i•ment

Pronunciation: (n.ik-sper'u-muntv.ek-sper'u-ment&sec), [key]
— n.
  1. a test, trial, or tentative procedure; an act or operation for the purpose of discovering something unknown or of testing a principle, supposition, etc.: a chemical experiment; a teaching experiment; an experiment in living.
  2. the conducting of such operations; experimentation: a product that is the result of long experiment.
  3. experience.
—v.i.
  1. to try or test, esp. in order to discover or prove something: to experiment with a new procedure.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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