Meaning of EXPERIMENTAL in English

EXPERIMENTAL

— experimentally , adv.

/ik sper'euh men"tl/ , adj.

1. pertaining to, derived from, or founded on experiment: an experimental science.

2. of the nature of an experiment; tentative: The new program is still in an experimental stage.

3. functioning as an experiment or used for experimentation: an experimental airplane.

4. based on or derived from experience; empirical: experimental knowledge.

n.

5. something that is experimental.

[ 1400-50; late ME experimentalis. See EXPERIMENT, -AL 1 ]

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