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"experience" in British English

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experiencenoun

uk   /ɪkˈspɪə.ri.əns/  us   /-ˈspɪr.i-/
B1 [U] (the ​process of getting) ​knowledge or ​skill from doing, ​seeing, or ​feeling things: Do you have any experience ofworking with ​kids? (= Have you ​everworked with them?) The ​best way to ​learn is by experience (= by doing things). I ​know from experience that ​Tony never ​keeps his ​promises. I don't ​think she has the experience for the ​job (= enough ​knowledge and ​skill for it). In my experience, ​peoplegenerallysmile back if you ​smile at them. The experience ofpain (= what ​painfeels like)varies from one ​person to another.B1 [C] something that ​happens to you that ​affects how you ​feel: I had a ​prettyunpleasant experience at the dentist's. It was ​interestinghearing about his experiences as a ​policeman. I did ​meet him ​once and it was an experience I shall never ​forget.
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experienceverb [T]

uk   /ɪkˈspɪə.ri.əns/  us   /-ˈspɪr.i-/
B1 If you experience something, it ​happens to you, or you ​feel it: We experienced a lot of ​difficulty in ​sellingourhouse. New ​companies often experience a ​loss in ​their first few ​years. It was the ​worstpain I'd ​ever experienced.
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(Definition of experience from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"experience" in American English

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experiencenoun [C/U]

 us   /ɪkˈspɪər·i·əns/
(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 ​quitecold in Maine this ​time of ​year.

experienceverb [T]

 us   /ɪkˈspɪər·i·əns/
to have something ​happen to you, or to do or ​feel something: The ​community has ​experiencedrapidresidentialgrowth. She ​began to experience ​sharppains in her ​elbow.
(Definition of experience from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"experience" in Business English

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experiencenoun

uk   us   /ɪkˈspɪəriəns/
[U] HR knowledge or ​skill that you get from doing, seeing, or ​feeling things, or the ​process of getting this: His ​knowledge and experience will be a great ​asset to the ​board in our future ​growth.have experience of sth Do you have any experience of ​working with ​heavymachinery?gain/get experience As we ​gained experience of interpreting the ​data we were able to ​work faster.experience as sth They ​employed someone with many ​years' experience as a mine ​regulator.experience in sth Their experience in ​marketing and ​promotion has ​brought excellent ​results.work/professional experience My ​work experience ​includes one ​year as an ​accountsclerk, and two ​years as a ​shopassistant.past/previous/prior experience No previous experience is necessary as ​fulltraining will be ​offered.extensive/considerable experience Carol has extensive experience in ​consumeradvice and ​tradingstandards. practical/relevant experience personal/first-hand/​direct experience I have three years of experience.by/from experience I know from experience that the manager's ​job does not end at ​closingtime.in sb's experience In our experience, the most ​successfulprojects come from ​strong, diverse ​teams.
[C] something that ​happens to you that affects how you ​feel: a good/great/positive experience We want to make visiting the ​website a good experience for all our ​users. a useful/​valuable/​educational experiencebe/provide/offer an experience It was an amazing experience to ​participate in the ​forum.customer/shopping/learning experience People who ​shop here ​care about the ​customer experience and the ​quality of ​service they receive.

experienceverb [T]

uk   us   /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 experiencedsteady growth and now ​employs 40 ​people.
(Definition of experience from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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