Meaning of EXPERIMENT in English

EXPERIMENT

■ noun

1》 a scientific procedure undertaken to make a discovery, test a hypothesis, or demonstrate a known fact.

2》 a course of action tentatively adopted without being sure of the outcome.

■ verb

1》 perform a scientific ~.

2》 try out new things.

Derivatives

~ation noun

~er noun

Origin

ME: from OFr., or from L. ~um , from experiri 'try'; cf. experience and expert .

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