HyperDic: experiment

English > 5 senses of the word experiment:
NOUNactexperiment, experimentationthe act of conducting a controlled test or investigation
cognitionexperiment, experimentationthe testing of an idea
actexperimenta venture at something new or different
VERBsocialexperimentto conduct a test or investigation
socialexperiment, try outtry something new, as in order to gain experience
experiment > pronunciation
Soundsihkspeh'rahmahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > experiment: 5 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of conducting a controlled test or investigation.
Synonymexperimentation
Partscondition, experimental conditionThe procedure that is varied in order to estimate a variable's effect by comparison with a control condition
control condition, controlA standard against which other conditions can be compared in a scientific experiment
NarrowerMichelson-Morley experimentA celebrated experiment conducted by Albert Michelson and Edward Morley
control experimentAn experiment designed to control for variables affecting the results of another experiment
testingThe act of subjecting to experimental test in order to determine how well something works
trial and errorexperimenting until a solution is found
Broaderscientific research, research projectresearch into questions posed by scientific theories and hypotheses
Spanishexperimentación, experimento
Catalanexperimentació, experiment
Verbsexperimentto conduct a test or investigation
English > experiment: 5 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningThe testing of an idea.
Examples
  • "it was an experiment in living"
  • "not all experimentation is done in laboratories"
Synonymexperimentation
Narrowerpilot experimentA preliminary experiment whose outcome can lead to a more extensive experiment
trial, trial run, test, tryouttrying something to find out about it
Broaderinquiry, enquiry, researchA search for knowledge
Spanishensayo, experimentación, experimento, probatura, prueba, test, verificación
Catalanassaig, experimentació, experiment, prova, provatura, test, verificació
Adjectivesexperimentalrelating to or based on experiment / experiment
Verbsexperimentto conduct a test or investigation
English > experiment: 5 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningA venture at something new or different.
Example"as an experiment he decided to grow a beard"
BroaderventureAny venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome
Spanishexperimento, prueba, tentativa
Catalanexperiment, prova
English > experiment: 5 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningTo conduct a test or investigation.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Example"We are experimenting with the new drug in order to fight this disease"
Broaderinvestigate, look intoinvestigate scientifically
Similar toexperiment, try outtry something new, as in order to gain experience
Spanishexperimentar
Catalanexperimentar
Nounsexperiment, experimentationthe act of conducting a controlled test or investigation
experiment, experimentationthe testing of an idea
experimentera research worker who conducts experiments
English > experiment: 5 senses > verb 2, social
Meaningtry something new, as in order to gain experience.
PatternSomebody ----s
Examples
  • "Students experiment sexually"
  • "The composer experimented with a new style"
Synonymtry out
Similar toexperimentTo conduct a test or investigation
Spanishexerimentar, experimentar, probar
Catalanexperimentar, provar
Nounsexperimentationthe testing of an idea

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