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Noun: double-blind experiment
  1. An experimental procedure in which neither the subjects of the experiment nor the persons administering the experiment know the critical aspects of the experiment
    "a double-blind experiment is used to guard against both experimenter bias and placebo effects";
    - double-blind procedure, double-blind study

Derived forms: double-blind experiments

Type of: experimental procedure

Encyclopedia: Double-blind experiment