experimenter


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ex·per·i·ment

 (ĭk-spĕr′ə-mənt)
n.
1.
a. A test under controlled conditions that is made to demonstrate a known truth, examine the validity of a hypothesis, or determine the efficacy of something previously untried.
b. The process of conducting such a test; experimentation.
2. An innovative act or procedure: "Democracy is only an experiment in government" (William Ralph Inge).
3. The result of experimentation: "We are not [nature's] only experiment" (R. Buckminster Fuller).
intr.v. (-mĕnt′) ex·per·i·ment·ed, ex·per·i·ment·ing, ex·per·i·ments
1. To conduct an experiment.
2. To try something new, especially in order to gain experience: experiment with new methods of teaching.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin experīmentum, from experīrī, to try; see per- in Indo-European roots.]

ex·per′i·ment′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.experimenter - a research worker who conducts experiments
investigator, research worker, researcher - a scientist who devotes himself to doing research
2.experimenter - a person who enjoys testing innovative ideas; "she was an experimenter in new forms of poetry"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
tinker, tinkerer - a person who enjoys fixing and experimenting with machines and their parts
Translations
experimentátor

experimenter

[ɪksˈperɪmentəʳ] Ninvestigador(a) m/f

experimenter

[ɪkˈspɛrɪmentər] nexpérimentateur/trice m/f

experimenter

[ɪkˈspɛrɪməntəʳ] nsperimentatore/trice
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It made short work of the experimenter -- and of his family, too, if he mur- dered somebody who belonged up among the orna- mental ranks.
She was an inveterate experimenter in these things.
Suppress for a few days your criticism on the insufficiency of this or that teacher or experimenter, and he will have demonstrated his insufficiency to all men's eyes.
A curious, an erudite artist, certainly, he is to some extent an experimenter in rhyme or metre, often hazardous.
But lest I should mislead any when I have my own head and obey my whims, let me remind the reader that I am only an experimenter.
These experiments," he says, "are not experiments at all in the sense of a scientific methodology; they are counterfeit experiments, that seem methodical simply because they are ordinarily performed in a psychological laboratory, and involve the co-operation of two persons, who purport to be experimenter and observer.
Also, I beg that these experimenters, or others, will set their fingers upon another pane, and add again the marks of the accused, but not placing them in the same order or relation to the other signatures as before--for, by one chance in a million, a person might happen upon the right marks by pure guesswork, ONCE, therefore I wish to be tested twice.
The ultra-violet rays, and other high-velocity and invisible rays from the upper end of the spectrum, rip and tear through their tissues, just as the X-ray ripped and tore through the tissues of so many experimenters before they learned the danger.
Together with Sidney, who was Leicester's nephew, he was for a while a member of a little group of students who called themselves 'The Areopagus' and who, like occasional other experimenters of the later Renaissance period, attempted to make over English versification by substituting for rime and accentual meter the Greek and Latin system based on exact quantity of syllables.
One of the most widely discussed biases is failure to report experimental results that did not turn out as the experimenter hoped.
The participant used a paper and pencil to record a "+" when the experimenter responded correctly and a "-" when the experimenter responded incorrectly.
An experimenter would lead preschoolers to a room where they could eat a marshmallow, cookie or pretzel placed on a table or wait 15 minutes to get two treats.