experiment(redirected from experiments)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
ex•per•i•ment(n. ɪkˈspɛr ə mənt; v. -ˌmɛnt)
If you have experience of something, you have seen it, done it, or felt it.
An experience is something that happens to you or something that you do.
You say that someone has an experience.
Don't say that someone 'makes an experience'.
Don't use 'experience' to refer to a scientific test that is carried out in order to discover or prove something. Use experiment.
You usually say that someone does, conducts, or carries out an experiment.
Don't say that someone 'makes an experiment'.
Past participle: experimented
|Noun||1.||experiment - the act of conducting a controlled test or investigation|
testing - the act of subjecting to experimental test in order to determine how well something works; "they agreed to end the testing of atomic weapons"
trial and error - experimenting until a solution is found
research project, scientific research - research into questions posed by scientific theories and hypotheses
Michelson-Morley experiment - a celebrated experiment conducted by Albert Michelson and Edward Morley; their failure to detect any influence of the earth's motion on the velocity of light was the starting point for Einstein's theory of relativity
control experiment - an experiment designed to control for variables affecting the results of another experiment
control condition, control - a standard against which other conditions can be compared in a scientific experiment; "the control condition was inappropriate for the conclusions he wished to draw"
|2.||experiment - the testing of an idea; "it was an experiment in living"; "not all experimentation is done in laboratories"|
inquiry, research, enquiry - a search for knowledge; "their pottery deserves more research than it has received"
pilot experiment - a preliminary experiment whose outcome can lead to a more extensive experiment
|3.||experiment - a venture at something new or different; "as an experiment he decided to grow a beard"|
venture - any venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome
|Verb||1.||experiment - to conduct a test or investigation; "We are experimenting with the new drug in order to fight this disease"|
|2.||experiment - try something new, as in order to gain experience; "Students experiment sexually"; "The composer experimented with a new style"|
experiment - to conduct a test or investigation; "We are experimenting with the new drug in order to fight this disease"
to perform or carry out an experiment → realizar un experimento
as an experiment; by way of experiment → como experimento
he experimented on fellow students → experimentó or hizo experimentos con sus compañeros
youngsters who experiment with drugs → jóvenes mpl que experimentan con drogas
experiment with different methods to find the best one for you → experimenta or prueba con distintos métodos para encontrar el que te va mejor
to perform an experiment, to conduct an experiment, to carry out an experiment → faire une expérience