Meaning of EXPERIMENT in English

EXPERIMENT

I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French esperiment, from Latin ~um, from experiri Date: 14th century 1. test , trial , a tentative procedure or policy, an operation or procedure carried out under controlled conditions in order to discover an unknown effect or law, to test or establish a hypothesis, or to illustrate a known law, experience , the process of testing ; ~ation, II. intransitive verb Date: 1787 to carry out ~s ; try out a new procedure, idea, or activity, ~ation noun ~er noun

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