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English noun: experiment

1. experiment (act) the act of conducting a controlled test or investigation


Broader (hypernym)research project, scientific research

Narrower (hyponym)control experiment, Michelson-Morley experiment, testing, trial and error

Part holonymcondition, control, control condition, experimental condition

2. experiment (cognition) the testing of an idea

SamplesIt was an experiment in living.
Not all experimentation is done in laboratories.


Broader (hypernym)enquiry, inquiry, research

Narrower (hyponym)pilot experiment, test, trial, trial run, tryout

3. experiment (act) a venture at something new or different

SamplesAs an experiment he decided to grow a beard.

Broader (hypernym)venture

English verb: experiment

1. experiment (social) to conduct a test or investigation

SamplesWe are experimenting with the new drug in order to fight this disease.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)investigate, look into

Verb groupexperiment, try out

2. experiment (social) try something new, as in order to gain experience

SamplesStudents experiment sexually.
The composer experimented with a new style.

Synonymstry out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Verb groupexperiment

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