Meaning of EXPERIMENT in English

EXPERIMENT

(~ed)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

An ~ is a scientific test which is done in order to discover what happens to something in particular conditions.

The astronauts are conducting a series of ~s to learn more about how the body adapts to weightlessness...

This question can be answered only by ~.

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2.

If you ~ with something or ~ on it, you do a scientific test on it in order to discover what happens to it in particular conditions.

In 1857 Mendel started ~ing with peas in his monastery garden...

The scientists have already ~ed at each other’s test sites.

VERB: V with/on n, V

~ation

...the ethical aspects of animal ~ation.

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~er (~ers)

When the ~ers repeated the tests on themselves, they observed an exactly opposite effect.

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3.

An ~ is the trying out of a new idea or method in order to see what it is like and what effects it has.

As an ~, we bought Ted a watch.

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4.

To ~ means to try out a new idea or method to see what it is like and what effects it has.

...if you like cooking and have the time to ~...

He believes that students should be encouraged to ~ with bold ideas.

VERB: V, V with n

~ation

Decentralization and ~ation must be encouraged...

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