Meaning of EXPERIMENT in English

EXPERIMENT

— experimenter, experimentor, experimentator , n.

n. /ik sper"euh meuhnt/ ; v. /ek sper"euh ment'/ , 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. Obs. experience.

v.i.

4. to try or test, esp. in order to discover or prove something: to experiment with a new procedure.

[ 1325-75; ME: proof experimentum. See EXPERIENCE, -MENT ]

Syn. 1. See trial. 2. research, investigation.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .