Meaning of EXPERIMENT in English



Pronunciation: ik- ' sper- ə -m ə nt also - ' spir-

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French esperiment, from Latin experimentum, from experiri

Date: 14th century

1 a : TEST , TRIAL <make another experiment of his suspicion ― Shakespeare> b : a tentative procedure or policy c : 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

2 obsolete : EXPERIENCE

3 : the process of testing : EXPERIMENTATION

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.