Experimental - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪkˌsperɪˈmentl|  American pronunciation of the word experimental
Brit.  |ɪkˌspɛrɪˈmɛnt(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word experimental

adjective

- relying on observation or experiment(syn: data-based, observational)

experimental results that supported the hypothesis

- of the nature of or undergoing an experiment

an experimental drug

Examples

The fuel is being used on an experimental basis.

...an experimental procedure for patients suffering from leukemia...

The experimental tube is now before you.

A hypothesis is tested by finding experimental evidence for it.

experimental studies on birds and animals

experimental results that supported the hypothesis

an experimental drug for the treatment of AIDS

An internist ... advised me of an experimental drug.

Both experimental and clinical evidence show that the treatment is effective.

...doesn't like the asperity of most experimental music...

Only one experimental run to test the machinery has been made.

a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory

experimental psychologists measure the elapsed time from the onset of the stimulus to its recognition by the observer

scientists will not believe an experimental result until they have seen at least one replication

in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately

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