Experiment Ex*per"i*ment, v. t. To try; to know, perceive, or prove, by trial or experience. [Obs.] --Sir T. Herbert. [1913 Webster]

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

  • 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

  • experiment — [n] investigation, test agreement, analysis, assay, attempt, check, dissection, dry run*, enterprise, essay, examination, exercise, experimentation, fling*, measure, observation, operation, practice, probe, procedure, proof, quiz, R and D*,… …   New thesaurus

  • Experiment — [Aufbauwortschatz (Rating 1500 3200)] Auch: • Versuch Bsp.: • Ihr Experiment gelang …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • experiment — ► NOUN 1) a scientific procedure undertaken to make a discovery, test a hypothesis, or demonstrate a known fact. 2) a course of action tentatively adopted without being sure of the outcome. ► VERB 1) perform a scientific experiment. 2) try out… …   English terms dictionary

  • experiment — [ek sper′ə mənt, iksper′ə mənt; ] also, & for v.usually [, ek sper′əment; ik sper′ə ment; ] often [, ekspir′ə ment, ik spir′ə ment] n. [ME < OFr < L experimentum, a trial, test < experiri: see PERIL] 1. a test or trial of something;… …   English World dictionary

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