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control experiment

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an experiment designed to check or correct the results of another experiment by removing the variable or variables operating in that other experiment. The comparison obtained is an indication or measurement of the effect of the variables concerned
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Noun1.control experiment - an experiment designed to control for variables affecting the results of another experiment
experiment, experimentation - the act of conducting a controlled test or investigation
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The change will see an end to what has been described as the biggest population control experiment in history.
But we still have a lot more analysis to do," said John Lin, active flow control experiment principal investigator at Langley.
E-Corder and echo software: Data logger and interface for connection of electrochemical measuring apparatus (potentiostat, impedance spectroscope, pH meters, chromatographs and other), which allows careful control experiment, programmable course of the analysis and processing of large amounts of data.
As expected, plasma TNF-alpha levels rose significantly--"a 2- to 3-fold increase" (Mathur & Pedersen)--during the control experiment.
Patients with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma-Stage II, who underwent a treatment regimen known as FAC (Fluorouracil, Doxorubicin, Cyclophosphamide), were divided into two groups: the UtCa received chemotherapy plus 300 mg dry Ut extract per day and the Ca group that only received chemotherapy and served as the control experiment.
To prove definitively that membership of the EU is of benefit to the British people you would, of course, need a control experiment of 41 years of national existence outside the union.
She said further analysis is needed, but it appears that there are more living bacteria in the experiment that went up on the shuttle than there are in the control experiment here on Earth.
The performed control experiment has indicated practical applicability of considered method.
It could be seen that the rising time of experiments 1 and 4 were lower than that of the control experiment but increased with increased castor oil quantity.
According to the determinist model, Wales owes its differences to geology and climate and working-class history, so those interested can do a control experiment by visiting the Forest of Dean, identical to the Valleys in geology, full of industrial settlements and working-class ethos, yet not Welsh at all.
The experiment, coordinated by the university's space automation and robotics center, showed that bacteria was more than 10 times successful in transferring a desirable gene than the control experiment conducted on Earth, the team said.