[ik-sper-uh-men-tl] /ɪkˌspɛr əˈmɛn tl/
pertaining to, derived from, or founded on experiment:
an experimental science.
of the nature of an experiment; tentative:
The new program is still in an experimental stage.
functioning as an experiment or used for experimentation:
an experimental airplane.
based on or derived from experience; 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
noun 1. the class of literature comprising works of imaginative narration, especially in prose form. 2. works of this class, as novels or short stories: detective fiction. 3. something feigned, invented, or imagined; a made-up story: We’ve all heard the fiction of her being in delicate health. 4. the act of feigning, inventing, or imagining. […]
adjective 1. of the nature of or involving a figure of speech, especially a metaphor; metaphorical and not literal: The word “head” has several figurative senses, as in “She’s the head of the company.”. Synonyms: metaphorical, not literal, symbolic. 2. metaphorically so called: His remark was a figurative boomerang. 3. abounding in or fond of […]
adjective 1. of or relating to the round preceding the final one in a tournament from which losers are eliminated. 2. (in boxing) of or relating to the second most important bout on a card, usually immediately preceding the main bout. noun 3. a semifinal contest or round. 4. (in boxing) the second most important […]
[sem-ee-fahyn-l-ist, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm iˈfaɪn l ɪst, ˌsɛm aɪ-/ noun, Sports. 1. a participant or one qualified to participate in a semifinal. semifinalist /ˌsɛmɪˈfaɪnəlɪst/ noun 1. a player or team taking part in a semifinal