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Definition of Experience


  1. Trial, as a test or experiment.
  2. The effect upon the judgment or feelings produced by any event, whether witnessed or participated in; personal and direct impressions as contrasted with description or fancies; personal acquaintance; actual enjoyment or suffering.
  3. An act of knowledge, one or more, by which single facts or general truths are ascertained; experimental or inductive knowledge; hence, implying skill, facility, or practical wisdom gained by personal knowledge, feeling or action; as, a king without experience of war.

Experience Quotations

The only source of knowledge is experience.
Albert Einstein

I made decisions that I regret, and I took them as learning experiences... I'm human, not perfect, like anybody else.
Queen Latifah

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. - Soren Kierkegaard
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
Soren Kierkegaard

Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.
Paulo Coelho

If you want to know the taste of a pear, you must change the pear by eating it yourself. If you want to know the theory and methods of revolution, you must take part in revolution. All genuine knowledge originates in direct experience.
Mao Zedong
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Experience Translations

experience in Afrikaans is deurmaak, ervaring, ondervinding
experience in Danish is erfaring
experience in Dutch is belevenis, ervaring, ondervinding
experience in German is Erlebnis, Erfahrung, Erfahrung
experience in Italian is esperienza
experience in Latin is sentio, experior (experiri; expertus ), usus
experience in Norwegian is erfaring
experience in Spanish is experiencia
experience in Swedish is vana, erfara, erfarenhet, uppleva, upplevelse
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