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English definition of “experience”

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
(Definition of experience noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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