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experience

noun
 
 
/ɪkˈspɪəriəns/
KNOWLEDGE [U] B1 knowledge that you get from doing a job, or from doing, seeing, or feeling something: Do you have any experience of working with children? He knows from experience not to play with fire. In my experience, people smile back if you smile at them.Knowing and learning
SOMETHING THAT HAPPENS TO YOU [C] B1 something that happens to you that affects how you feel: My trip to Australia was an experience I'll never forget.Experiencing and suffering
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