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Definition 1: the act of conducting a controlled test or investigation - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for experiment in the sense of this definition

(experiment is a kind of ...) research into questions posed by scientific theories and hypotheses

(... is a kind of experiment ) the act of subjecting to experimental test in order to determine how well something works

"they agreed to end the testing of atomic weapons"

(... is a kind of experiment ) experimenting until a solution is found

(... is a kind of experiment ) a celebrated experiment conducted by Albert Michelson and Edward Morley; their failure to detect any influence of the earth's motion on the velocity of light was the starting point for Einstein's theory of relativity

(... is a kind of experiment ) an experiment designed to control for variables affecting the results of another experiment

(experiment is a part of ...) a standard against which other conditions can be compared in a scientific experiment

"the control condition was inappropriate for the conclusions he wished to draw"

(experiment is a part of ...) the procedure that is varied in order to estimate a variable's effect by comparison with a control condition

Definition 2: a venture at something new or different - [noun denoting act]

Samples where experiment or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • as an experiment he decided to grow a beard

(experiment is a kind of ...) any venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome

Definition 3: the testing of an idea - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where experiment or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it was an experiment in living
  • not all experimentation is done in laboratories

Synonyms for experiment in the sense of this definition

(experiment is a kind of ...) a search for knowledge

"their pottery deserves more research than it has received"

(... is a kind of experiment ) a preliminary experiment whose outcome can lead to a more extensive experiment

(... is a kind of experiment ) trying something to find out about it

"a sample for ten days free trial" "a trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain"

Samples where experiment or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We are experimenting with the new drug in order to fight this disease

(experiment is a kind of ...) investigate scientifically

"Let's investigate the syntax of Chinese"

(experiment has a similar meaning as ...) try something new, as in order to gain experience

"Students experiment sexually" "The composer experimented with a new style"

Samples where experiment or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Students experiment sexually
  • The composer experimented with a new style

Synonyms for experiment in the sense of this definition

(experiment has a similar meaning as ...) to conduct a test or investigation

"We are experimenting with the new drug in order to fight this disease"

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