Meaning of EXPERIMENT in English
n. & v.
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.
experimentation n. experimenter n.
Etymology: ME f. OF experiment or L experimentum (as EXPERIENCE)
Oxford English vocab. Оксфордский английский словарь. 2012