prove+by+experiment

  • 1 prove — 1 Prove, try, test, demonstrate are comparable when they mean to establish a given or an implied contention or reach a convincing conclusion by such appropriate means as evidence, argument, or experiment. The same distinctions in implications and …

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  • 2 Prove — Prove, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Proved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Proving}.] [OE. prover, F. prouver, fr. L. probare to try, approve, prove, fr. probus good, proper. Cf. {Probable}, {Proof}, {Probe}.] 1. To try or to ascertain by an experiment, or by a test… …

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  • 3 Prove — Prove, v. i. 1. To make trial; to essay. [1913 Webster] 2. To be found by experience, trial, or result; to turn out to be; as, a medicine proves salutary; the report proves false. The case proves mortal. Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] So life a winter …

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  • 4 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*,… …

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  • 5 prove — [pro͞ov] vt. proved, proved or proven, proving [ME proven < OFr prover < L probare: see PROBE] 1. to test by experiment, a standard, etc.; subject to a testing process; try out 2. to establish as true; demonstrate to be a fact 3. to… …

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  • 6 prove — [v] establish facts; put to a test add up, affirm, analyze, ascertain, assay, attest, authenticate, back, bear out, certify, check, confirm, convince, corroborate, declare, demonstrate, determine, document, end up, evidence, evince, examine,… …

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  • 7 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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  • 8 Experiment — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Experiment >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 experiment experiment Sgm: N 1 essay essay &c.(attempt) 675 Sgm: N 1 analysis analysis &c.(investigation) 461 Sgm: N 1 trial trial tentative method tΔtonnement …

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  • 9 experiment — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Trial Nouns 1. experiment, experimentation, essay, attempt; venture, adventure, speculation; trial, probation, proof (see demonstration); [acid or litmus] test, check, tryout, assay, ordeal; empiricism,… …

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  • 10 prove — provable, adj. provability, provableness, n. provably, adv. provenly, adv. prover, n. /proohv/, v., proved, proved or proven, proving …

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  • 11 Experiment — Experimental redirects here. For the musical classification, see Experimental music. For other uses, see Experiment (disambiguation). Even very young children perform rudimentary experiments in order to learn about the world. An experiment is a… …

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  • 12 experiment — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ animal ▪ a few hippies protesting against animal experiments ▪ field, laboratory ▪ educational, medical …

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  • 13 prove — [[t]pruv[/t]] v. proved, proved prov•en, prov•ing 1) to establish the truth, genuineness, or validity of, as by evidence or argument 2) to give demonstration of; cause to be shown as specified: Events have proved me right[/ex] 3) to subject to a… …

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  • 14 prove — verb ADVERB ▪ conclusively, definitively ▪ All this proves conclusively that she couldn t have known the truth. ▪ scientifically ▪ This theory cannot be proved scientifically. ▪ …

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  • 15 prove — [[t]pru͟ːv[/t]] ♦♦ proves, proving, proved, proven (The forms proved and proven can both be used as a past participle.) 1) V LINK If something proves to be true or to have a particular quality, it becomes clear after a period of time that it is… …

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  • 16 experiment — experimenter, experimentor, experimentator, n. n. /ik sper euh meuhnt/; v. /ek sper euh ment /, n. 1. a test, trial, or tentative procedure; an act or operation for the purpose of discovering something unknown or of testing a principle,… …

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  • 17 prove — Synonyms and related words: affirm, afford proof of, argue, ascertain, assay, attend, attest, audit, authenticate, back, back up, balance, balance the books, be found, bear out, become of, bespeak, betoken, bolster, bring home to, bring out,… …

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  • 18 experiment — ex•per•i•ment n. [[t]ɪkˈspɛr ə mənt[/t]] v. [[t] ˌmɛnt[/t]] n. 1) a test, trial, or tentative procedure, esp. one for the purpose of discovering something unknown or of testing a principle, supposition, etc 2) the conducting of such operations 3) …

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  • 19 experiment — n 1. trial, test, demonstration, examination, investigation, inquiry, questioning, research, experimentation; venture, endeavor, effort, attempt, essay, go; tryout, feeler, trial balloon, speculation; trial and error, process of elimination,… …

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  • 20 experiment — Synonyms and related words: analysis, analyze, approach, assay, attempt, bid, bring to test, confirm, crack, cut and try, effort, endeavor, enquiry, essay, examination, examine, experimentation, fling, gambit, give a try, give a tryout, go, have… …

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