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English definition of “experience”

experience

verb [T]
 
 
/ɪkˈspɪəriəns/
if you experience something, it happens to you or affects you: experience a problem/difficulty We experienced a lot of difficulty in selling our house. New companies often experience a loss in their first few years. This family business has experienced steady growth and now employs 40 people.
(Definition of experience verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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