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EXPERIMENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does experiment mean? 

EXPERIMENT (noun)
  The noun EXPERIMENT has 3 senses:

1. the act of conducting a controlled test or investigation
2. the testing of an idea
3. a venture at something new or different

  Familiarity information: EXPERIMENT used as a noun is uncommon.


EXPERIMENT (verb)
  The verb EXPERIMENT has 2 senses:

1. to conduct a test or investigation
2. try something new, as in order to gain experience

  Familiarity information: EXPERIMENT used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


EXPERIMENT (noun)


Sense 1experiment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of conducting a controlled test or investigation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

experiment; experimentation

Hypernyms ("experiment" is a kind of...):

research project; scientific research (research into questions posed by scientific theories and hypotheses)

Meronyms (parts of "experiment"):

control; control condition (a standard against which other conditions can be compared in a scientific experiment)

condition; experimental condition (the procedure that is varied in order to estimate a variable's effect by comparison with a control condition)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "experiment"):

testing (the act of subjecting to experimental test in order to determine how well something works)

trial and error (experimenting until a solution is found)

Michelson-Morley experiment (a celebrated experiment conducted by Albert Michelson and Edward Morley; their failure to detect any influence of the earth's motion on the velocity of light was the starting point for Einstein's theory of relativity)

control experiment (an experiment designed to control for variables affecting the results of another experiment)


Sense 2experiment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The testing of an idea

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

experimentation; experiment

Context examples:

it was an experiment in living / not all experimentation is done in laboratories

Hypernyms ("experiment" is a kind of...):

enquiry; inquiry; research (a search for knowledge)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "experiment"):

pilot experiment (a preliminary experiment whose outcome can lead to a more extensive experiment)

test; trial; trial run; tryout (trying something to find out about it)


Sense 3experiment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A venture at something new or different

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

as an experiment he decided to grow a beard

Hypernyms ("experiment" is a kind of...):

venture (any venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome)


EXPERIMENT (verb)


Sense 1experiment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To conduct a test or investigation

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Context example:

We are experimenting with the new drug in order to fight this disease

Hypernyms (to "experiment" is one way to...):

investigate; look into (investigate scientifically)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 2experiment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Try something new, as in order to gain experience

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

experiment; try out

Context examples:

Students experiment sexually / The composer experimented with a new style

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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