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NOUN (3)

1. the act of conducting a controlled test or investigation;
[syn: experiment, experimentation]

2. the testing of an idea;
- Example: "it was an experiment in living"
- Example: "not all experimentation is done in laboratories"
[syn: experiment, experimentation]

3. a venture at something new or different;
- Example: "as an experiment he decided to grow a beard"


VERB (2)

1. to conduct a test or investigation;
- Example: "We are experimenting with the new drug in order to fight this disease"

2. try something new, as in order to gain experience;
- Example: "Students experiment sexually"
- Example: "The composer experimented with a new style"
[syn: experiment, try out]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Experiment \Ex*per"i*ment\, v. t. To try; to know, perceive, or prove, by trial or experience. [Obs.] --Sir T. Herbert. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 experimenter; an act or operation undertaken in order to discover some unknown principle or effect, or to test, establish, or illustrate some hypothesis, theory, or known truth; practical test; proof. [1913 Webster] A political experiment can not be made in a laboratory, nor determined in a few hours. --J. Adams. [1913 Webster] 2. Experience. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Adam, by sad experiment I know How little weight my words with thee can find. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 to the instrument; and by, referring to the means; as, to experiment upon electricity; he experimented in plowing with ponies, or by steam power. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

experiment n 1: the act of conducting a controlled test or investigation [syn: experiment, experimentation] 2: the testing of an idea; "it was an experiment in living"; "not all experimentation is done in laboratories" [syn: experiment, experimentation] 3: a venture at something new or different; "as an experiment he decided to grow a beard" v 1: to conduct a test or investigation; "We are experimenting with the new drug in order to fight this disease" 2: try something new, as in order to gain experience; "Students experiment sexually"; "The composer experimented with a new style" [syn: experiment, try out]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

66 Moby Thesaurus words for "experiment": 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 a go, inquiry, investigate, investigation, lick, move, offer, play around with, policy, practice upon, probe, procedure, proof, prove, put to trial, research, road-test, run a sample, sample, scrutinize, search, shake down, shot, stab, step, stroke, strong bid, study, substantiate, taste, tentative, test, trial, trial and error, trial run, try, try anything once, try it on, try out, undertaking, validate, verify, weigh, whack
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

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 sq. miles (7.874524 sq. km) FIPS code: 28296 Located within: Georgia (GA), FIPS 13 Location: 33.274505 N, 84.274758 W ZIP Codes (1990): Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Experiment, GA Experiment