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Noun: experiment  ik'speer-u-munt or ik'spe-ru-munt [N. Amer], ik'spe-ru-munt [Brit]
  1. The act of conducting a controlled test or investigation
    - experimentation
     
  2. The testing of an idea
    "it was an experiment in living";
    - experimentation
     
  3. A venture at something new or different
    "as an experiment he decided to grow a beard"
Verb: experiment  ik'speer-u-munt or ik'spe-ru-munt [N. Amer], ik'spe-ru-munt [Brit]
  1. To conduct a test or investigation
    "We are experimenting with the new drug in order to fight this disease"
     
  2. Try something new, as in order to gain experience
    "The composer experimented with a new style"; "Students experiment sexually";
    - try out

Derived forms: experiments, experimenting, experimented

Type of: enquiry [Brit, Cdn], inquiry, investigate, look into, research, research project, science, scientific research, venture

Encyclopedia: Experiment, Georgia