Experiment - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪkˈsperɪmənt|  American pronunciation of the word experiment
Brit.  |ɪkˈspɛrɪm(ə)nt|  British pronunciation of the word experiment

noun

- the act of conducting a controlled test or investigation (syn: experimentation)
- the testing of an idea(syn: experimentation)
- a venture at something new or different

verb

- to conduct a test or investigation
- try something new, as in order to gain experience

Examples

Students will carry out simple laboratory experiments.

They did some experiments with magnets.

These theories have not yet been confirmed by experiment.

an experiment in living more frugally

the city's experiment with a longer school year

You can get into danger by experimenting in magic.

Many people disapprove of scientists who experiment on animals.

The researcher sets up experiments to test the hypothesis.

Teachers are shown how to carry out many simple experiments.

Many small birds guide themselves by the stars, as has been verified by experiment.

He experimented with lighter-than-air flight.

The teacher provided some different materials and left the children to experiment.

I would defend the right of scientists to experiment on animals.

She admitted she had experimented with cocaine.

it was an experiment in living

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: experiment
he/she/it: experiments
present participle: experimenting
past tense: experimented
past participle: experimented
noun
singular: experiment
plural: experiments
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