|1.||[ noun ] the act of conducting a controlled test or investigation|
|Related terms:||scientific_research testing trial_and_error michelson-morley_experiment michelson-morey_experiment control_experiment condition control_condition|
|2.||[ verb ] to conduct a test or investigation, try out|
: "..willingness to experiment in this musical field.."
|Related terms:||investigate experimenter|
|3.||[ noun ] the testing of an idea|
"it was an experiment in living" "not all experimentation is done in laboratories"
|Related terms:||inquiry trial pilot_experiment|
|4.||[ noun ] a venture at something new or different|
"as an experiment he decided to grow a beard"
|5.||[ verb ] try something new, as in order to gain experience|
"Students experiment sexually" "The composer experimented with a new style"