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experience

noun
 
 
/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 heavy machinery?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 accounts clerk, and two years as a shop assistant.past/previous/prior experience No previous experience is necessary as full training will be offered.extensive/considerable experience Carol has extensive experience in consumer advice and trading standards. 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 closing time.in sb's experience In our experience, the most successful projects 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.
→  See also hands-on experience , work experience
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