Definition and Meanings for experiment
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Part of Speech of experiment
noun, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
Etymology of experiment
Meaning of experiment
- a trial or special observation, made to confirm or disprove something uncertain; esp., one under controlled 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 hypothesis, theory, or known truth; practical test; proof.
as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
- 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.
as transitive verb
- to try; to know, perceive, or prove, by trial or experience.