Meaning of EXPERIMENTATION in English
ex ‧ pe ‧ ri ‧ men ‧ ta ‧ tion /ɪkˌsperəmenˈteɪʃ ə n, ɪkˌsperɪmenˈteɪʃ ə n/ BrE AmE noun [uncountable]
[ Word Family: noun : ↑ experiment , ↑ experimentation ; verb : ↑ experiment ; adverb : ↑ experimentally ; adjective : ↑ experimental ]
1 . the process of testing various ideas, methods etc to find out how good or effective they are
experimentation with computer-assisted language learning
2 . the process of performing scientific tests to find out if a particular idea is true or to obtain more information:
The issue of animal experimentation is an emotive subject.
3 . when you try doing something to find out what it feels like, for example having sex or using illegal drugs
experimentation with cannabis
There is often a period of sexual experimentation during adolescence.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012