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experience

noun [C/U]  /ɪkˈspɪər·i·əns/ us  
(the process of getting) knowledge or skill that is obtained from doing, seeing, or feeling things, or something that happens which has an effect on you: [U] Do you have any experience working with children? [U] I know from experience that it can get quite cold in Maine this time of year.

experience

verb [T]  /ɪkˈspɪər·i·əns/ us  
to have something happen to you, or to do or feel something: The community has experienced rapid residential growth. She began to experience sharp pains in her elbow.
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