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

Synonyms for experimentation in the sense of this definition

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

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

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

(experimentation 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"

(experimentation 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: the testing of an idea - [noun denoting cognition]

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

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

Synonyms for experimentation in the sense of this definition

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

"their pottery deserves more research than it has received"

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

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

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

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