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EXPERIMENTAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does experimental mean? 

EXPERIMENTAL (adjective)
  The adjective EXPERIMENTAL has 3 senses:

1. relating to or based on experiment
2. relying on observation or experiment
3. of the nature of or undergoing an experiment

  Familiarity information: EXPERIMENTAL used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


EXPERIMENTAL (adjective)


Sense 1experimental [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Relating to or based on experiment

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

experimental physics

Pertainym:

experiment (the testing of an idea)


Sense 2experimental [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Relying on observation or experiment

Synonyms:

data-based; observational; experimental

Context example:

experimental results that supported the hypothesis

Similar:

empiric; empirical (derived from experiment and observation rather than theory)


Sense 3experimental [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of the nature of or undergoing an experiment

Context example:

an experimental drug

Similar:

empiric; empirical (derived from experiment and observation rather than theory)


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