Meaning of EXPERIMENT in English

EXPERIMENT

n. & v.

--n.

1. a procedure adopted on the chance of its succeeding, for testing a hypothesis etc., or to demonstrate a known fact.

2 (foll. by of) a test or trial of.

--v.intr. (often foll. by on, with) make an experiment.

Derivatives:

experimentation n. experimenter n.

Etymology: ME f. OF experiment or L experimentum (as EXPERIENCE)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.