experiment

ex|per|i|ment1 W2S2 [ıkˈsperımənt] n
[Date: 1300-1400; : Old French; Origin: Latin experimentum, from experiri; EXPERIENCE1]
1.) a scientific test done to find out how something reacts under certain conditions, or to find out if a particular idea is true
experiment with/in/on
experiments with alcohol-fuelled cars
experiments on sleep deprivation
experiment to test/see/demonstrate etc sth
The researcher sets up experiments to test the hypothesis.
an experiment to assess the effect of stress on athletes
carry out/perform/do/conduct an experiment
Teachers are shown how to carry out many simple experiments.
by experiment
Many small birds guide themselves by the stars, as has been verified by experiment.
2.) a process in which you test a new idea or method to see if it is useful or effective
experiment with/in/on
an experiment in state socialism
experiment 2
ex|per|i|ment2 [ıkˈsperıment] v
1.) to try using various ideas, methods etc to find out how good or effective they are
experiment with/on/in
He experimented with lighter-than-air flight.
The teacher provided some different materials and left the children to experiment.
2.) to do a scientific test to find out if a particular idea is true or to obtain more information
experiment with/on
I would defend the right of scientists to experiment on animals.
3.) to try doing something to find out what it feels like, for example having sex or using illegal drugs
experiment with
She admitted she had experimented with cocaine.
>experimenter[i] n

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  • Experiment e.V. — Experiment e.V. ist ein gemeinnütziger Verein mit Sitz in Bonn, der interkulturelle Begegnungen mit weit über 40 verschiedenen Ländern organisiert. Im Bereich Schüleraustausch bietet Experiment derzeit USA, Kanada, Brasilien, Ecuador, Irland,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Experiment e. V. — Experiment e.V. ist ein gemeinnütziger Verein mit Sitz in Bonn, der interkulturelle Begegnungen mit weit über 40 verschiedenen Ländern organisiert. Im Bereich Schüleraustausch bietet Experiment derzeit USA, Kanada, Brasilien, Ecuador, Irland,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • experiment — EXPERIMÉNT, experimente, s.n. Procedeu de cercetare în ştiinţă, care constă în provocarea intenţionată a unor fenomene în condiţiile cele mai propice pentru studierea lor şi a legilor care le guvernează; observaţie provocată, experienţă (2). –… …   Dicționar Român

  • Experiment — Sn std. (16. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus l. experīmentum, einer Ableitung von l. experīrī (expertus) versuchen . Im 16. Jh. medizinischer Terminus ( erprobte Arznei ); dann Ausdruck der Philosophie für eine Art der Erfahrung; im 17. Jh.… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Experiment — Ex*per i*ment ([e^]ks*p[e^]r [i^]*ment), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Experimented}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Experinenting}.] To make experiment; to operate by test or trial; often with on, upon, or in, referring to the subject of an experiment; with, referring …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Experiment — Ex*per i*ment, n. [L. experimentum, fr. experiri to try: cf. OF. esperiment, experiment. See {Experience}.] 1. A trial or special observation, made to confirm or disprove something uncertain; esp., one under controlled conditions determined by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Experiment — Experiment, GA U.S. Census Designated Place in Georgia Population (2000): 3233 Housing Units (2000): 1259 Land area (2000): 3.040371 sq. miles (7.874524 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.040371… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Experiment, GA — U.S. Census Designated Place in Georgia Population (2000): 3233 Housing Units (2000): 1259 Land area (2000): 3.040371 sq. miles (7.874524 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.040371 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • experiment — experiment, experimental design, experimental method See control (experimental) ; control group ; experimenter effects ; field experiment ; natural experiment …   Dictionary of sociology

  • Experiment-s — is a recreation of the old Atari ST Mega ST home computer using fpga technology External links * [http://www.experiment s.de/index.php?id=78 L=1 Official website] …   Wikipedia

  • experiment — (n.) mid 14c., from O.Fr. esperment practical knowledge, cunning, enchantment; trial, proof, example, lesson, from L. experimentum a trial, test, proof, experiment, noun of action from experiri to test, try (see EXPERIENCE (Cf. experience)). The… …   Etymology dictionary

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