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experiment

noun [C]
 
 
/ɪkˈsperɪmənt/
B1 a test, especially a scientific one, that you do in order to learn something or discover if something is true: to conduct/do/perform an experiment They're conducting experiments on hamster cells to test the effects of the drug.Testing, checking and experimenting
Translations of “experiment”
in Korean 실험…
in Arabic تَجْرِبة…
in French expérience…
in Turkish deney…
in Italian esperimento…
in Chinese (Traditional) 實驗, 試驗, 試用…
in Russian эксперимент, опыт…
in Polish eksperyment, doświadczenie…
in Spanish experimento…
in Portuguese experimento, experiência…
in German der Versuch, das Experiment…
in Catalan experiment…
in Japanese 実験…
in Chinese (Simplified) 实验, 试验, 试用…
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