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Meaning of experimental

ex•per•i•men•tal

Pronunciation: (ik-sper"u-men'tl), [key]
— adj.
  1. pertaining to, derived from, or founded on experiment: an experimental science.
  2. of the nature of an experiment; tentative: The new program is still in an experimental stage.
  3. functioning as an experiment or used for experimentation: an experimental airplane.
  4. based on or derived from experience; empirical: experimental knowledge.
—n.
  1. something that is experimental.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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