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Use of empirical or experimental methods in determining the validity of ideas.

ex·per′i·men′tal·ist n.
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employment of or reliance upon experiments; empiricism
exˌperiˈmentalist n
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(ɪkˌspɛr əˈmɛn tlˌɪz əm)

1. the theory or practice of relying on experimentation; empiricism.
2. fondness for experimenting or innovating.
ex•per`i•men′tal•ist, n.
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a reliance on principles of empiricism in philosophy or science. — experimentalist, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.experimentalism - an empirical doctrine that advocates experimental principles
empiricism, empiricist philosophy, sensationalism - (philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge derives from experience
2.experimentalism - an orientation that favors experimentation and innovation; "the children of psychologists are often raised in an atmosphere of experimentalism"
orientation - an integrated set of attitudes and beliefs
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