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1. The apprehension of an object, thought, or emotion through the senses or mind: a child's first experience of snow.
a. Active participation in events or activities, leading to the accumulation of knowledge or skill: a lesson taught by experience; a carpenter with experience in roof repair.
b. The knowledge or skill so derived.
a. An event or a series of events participated in or lived through.
b. The totality of such events in the past of an individual or group.
tr.v. ex·per·i·enced, ex·per·i·enc·ing, ex·per·i·enc·es
To participate in personally; undergo: experience a great adventure; experienced loneliness.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin experientia, from experiēns, experient-, present participle of experīrī, to try; see per- in Indo-European roots.]

ex·pe′ri·enc·er n.
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First, he posited that the experiencer, the subject, should be considered as fundamental a concept in the world of science as mass, or the electric charge.

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