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English definition of “experiment”

experiment

verb [I]     /ɪkˈsper.ɪ.ment/
B2 to try something in order to discover what it is like or find out more about it: Things would never change if people weren't prepared to experiment. The school is experimenting with new teaching methods. Experimenting on mice can give us an idea of the effect of the disease in humans.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:See more experimenter     /-men.tər/ US  /-ment̬ɚ/ noun [C] Products and producersBuying and selling in general
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