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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

All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong.
Richard P. Feynman

The true method of knowledge is experiment.
William Blake

To call in the statistician after the experiment is done may be no more than asking him to perform a post-mortem examination: he may be able to say what the experiment died of.
Ronald Fisher
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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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