1. [ noun ] the act of conducting a controlled test or investigation
Synonyms: experimentation
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
Synonyms: experimentation

"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"

Related terms: venture
5. [ verb ] try something new, as in order to gain experience
Synonyms: try_out

"Students experiment sexually" "The composer experimented with a new style"

Similar spelling:   experimenter