What is the meaning of experiment?


  • The act of conducting a controlled test or investigation.
  • The testing of an idea.
    • usage: "it was an experiment in living"; "not all experimentation is done in laboratories"
  • A venture at something new or different.
    • usage: "as an experiment he decided to grow a beard"


  • To conduct a test or investigation.
    • usage: "We are experimenting with the new drug in order to fight this disease"
  • Try something new, as in order to gain experience.
    • usage: "Students experiment sexually"; "The composer experimented with a new style"
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