[noun ik-sper-uh-muh nt; verb ek-sper-uh-ment] /noun ɪkˈspɛr ə mənt; verb ɛkˈspɛr əˌmɛnt/
a test, trial, or tentative procedure; an act or operation for the purpose of discovering something unknown or of testing a principle, supposition, etc.:
a chemical experiment; a teaching experiment; an experiment in living.
the conducting of such operations; :
a product that is the result of long experiment.
verb (used without object)
to try or test, especially in order to discover or prove something:
to experiment with a new procedure.
a test or investigation, esp one planned to provide evidence for or against a hypothesis: a scientific experiment
the act of conducting such an investigation or test; experimentation; research
an attempt at something new or different; an effort to be original: a poetic experiment
an obsolete word for experience
(intransitive) to make an experiment or experiments
mid-14c., from Old French esperment “practical knowledge, cunning, enchantment; trial, proof, example, lesson,” from Latin experimentum “a trial, test, proof, experiment,” noun of action from experiri “to test, try” (see experience).
late 15c., from experiment (n.). Related: Experimented; experimenting.
experiment ex·per·i·ment (ĭk-spěr’ə-mənt)
v. ex·per·i·ment·ed, ex·per·i·ment·ing, ex·per·i·ments (-měnt’)
A test or procedure carried out under controlled conditions to determine the validity of a hypothesis or make a discovery. See Note at hypothesis.
noun, Sports. 1. a new team in a league, composed largely of players from established league teams and formed when the league expands its membership. noun a professional athletic team added to an established league
noun, Computers. 1. a connection in a computer, especially a personal computer, to which a new board or card can be added to expand the computer’s capabilities. noun 1. a physical electronic interface provided in a computer system to enable extra facilities to be added easily at a later date
noun 1. a joint between two parts of a structure, machine, etc., permitting expansion, as from heat, without structural damage. noun 1. (engineering) a gap in steel or concrete to allow for thermal expansion
[ik-span-shuh-niz-uh m] /ɪkˈspæn ʃəˌnɪz əm/ noun 1. a policy of , as of territory or currency: the colonial expansionism of Europe in the 19th century. /ɪkˈspænʃəˌnɪzəm/ noun 1. the doctrine or practice of expanding the economy or territory of a country n. “one who advocates the expansion of the territory of his nation,” 1864, from […]