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Definition of Experiment


  1. Atrial or special observation, made to confirm or disprove something doubtful; esp., one under conditions determined by the experimenter; an act or operation undertaken in order to discover some unknown principle or effect, or to test, establish, or illustrate some suggest or known truth; practical test; poof.
  2. Experience.
  3. To make experiment; to operate by test or trial; -- often with on, upon, or in, referring to the subject of an experiment; with, referring to the instrument; and by, referring to the means; as, to experiment upon electricity; he experimented in plowing with ponies, or by steam power.
  4. To try; to know, perceive, or prove, by trial experience.

Experiment Quotations

I weep for the liberty of my country when I see at this early day of its successful experiment that corruption has been imputed to many members of the House of Representatives, and the rights of the people have been bartered for promises of office.
Andrew Jackson

We're running the most dangerous experiment in history right now, which is to see how much carbon dioxide the atmosphere... can handle before there is an environmental catastrophe.
Elon Musk

Doubt the conventional wisdom unless you can verify it with reason and experiment.
Steve Albini

The biggest job we have is to teach a newly hired employee how to fail intelligently. We have to train him to experiment over and over and to keep on trying and failing until he learns what will work.
Charles Kettering

We must trust to nothing but facts: these are presented to us by nature and cannot deceive. We ought, in every instance, to submit our reasoning to the test of experiment, and never to search for truth but by the natural road of experiment and observation.
Antoine Lavoisier
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Experiment Translations

experiment in Afrikaans is eksperiment
experiment in Danish is eksperiment
experiment in Dutch is experimenteren
experiment in German is Experiment, Versuch, Experiment
experiment in Norwegian is eksperiment
experiment in Spanish is experimento
experiment in Swedish is experimentera, experiment, prov
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