[ik-sper-uh-men-tl] /ɪkˌspɛr əˈmɛn tl/
pertaining to, derived from, or founded on :
an experimental science.
of the nature of an ; tentative:
The new program is still in an experimental stage.
functioning as an or used for :
an experimental airplane.
based on or derived from ; empirical:
something that is experimental.
relating to, based on, or having the nature of experiment: an experimental study
based on or derived from experience; empirical: experimental evidence
tending to experiment: an experimental artist
tentative or provisional: an experimental rule in football
mid 15c., “having experience,” from experiment (n.) + -al (1). Meaning “based on experience” is from 1560s. Meaning “for the sake of experiment” is from 1792 (e.g. Experimental farm).
[noun, verb ek-spurt; adjective ek-spurt, ik-spurt] /noun, verb ˈɛk spɜrt; adjective ˈɛk spɜrt, ɪkˈspɜrt/ noun 1. a person who has special skill or knowledge in some particular field; specialist; authority: a language expert. 2. Military. adjective 3. possessing special skill or knowledge; trained by practice; skillful or skilled (often followed by in or at): an […]
[ek-spuh-rey-shuh n] /ˌɛk spəˈreɪ ʃən/ noun 1. a coming to an end; termination; close: the expiration of a contract. 2. the act of , or breathing out; emission of air from the lungs. 3. Archaic. . /ˌɛkspɪˈreɪʃən/ noun 1. the finish of something; ending; expiry 2. the act, process, or sound of breathing out 3. […]
[ik-spahyuh r-ee, ek-spuh-ree] /ɪkˈspaɪər i, ˈɛk spə ri/ noun, plural expiries. 1. of breath. 2. an end or termination, as of life or a contract. /ɪkˈspaɪərɪ/ noun (pl) -ries 1. 2. death n. “close, termination,” 1752, from expire + -y (1). Meaning “dying, death” is from 1790.
[ek-sploi-tey-shuh n] /ˌɛk splɔɪˈteɪ ʃən/ noun 1. use or utilization, especially for profit: the exploitation of newly discovered oil fields. 2. selfish utilization: He got ahead through the exploitation of his friends. 3. the combined, often varied, use of public-relations and advertising techniques to promote a person, movie, product, etc. n. 1803, “productive working” of […]