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English definition of “experiment”

experiment

noun [C or U]     /ɪkˈsper.ɪ.mənt/
B1 a test done in order to learn something or to discover if something works or is true : Some people believe that experiments on animals should be banned . [+ to infinitive] Scientists are conducting / carrying out/doing experiments to test the effectiveness of the new drug . I've bought a different kind of coffee this week as an experiment (= in order to see what it is like). We can only find the best solution by experiment.Testing, checking and experimenting Grammar:Experience or experiment?We use experience as a verb when something happens to us, or we feel it. It is rather formal:
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