Meaning of EXPERIMENT in English
2. experiment ·vt to try; to know, perceive, or prove, by trial experience.
3. experiment ·vt to make experiment; to operate by test or trial;
often with on, upon, or in, referring to the subject of an experiment; with, referring to the instrument; and by, referring to the means; as, to experiment upon electricity; he experimented in plowing with ponies, or by steam power.
4. experiment ·noun atrial or special observation, made to confirm or disprove something doubtful; ·esp., one under conditions determined by the experimenter; an act or operation undertaken in order to discover some unknown principle or effect, or to test, establish, or illustrate some suggest or known truth; practical test; poof.
Webster English vocab. Английский словарь Webster. 2012