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experimental

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adjective ex·per·i·men·tal \ik-ˌsper-ə-ˈmen-təl also -ˌspir-\

Simple Definition of experimental

  • : relating to a scientific experiment or to scientific experiments in general

  • : made or done in order to see how well something works

  • : using a new way of doing or thinking about something

Full Definition of experimental

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or based on experience or experiment

  2. 2 a :  serving the ends of or used as a means of experimentation <an experimental school> b :  relating to or having the characteristics of experiment :  tentative <still in the experimental stage>

ex·per·i·men·tal·ly play \-təl-ē\ adverb

Examples of experimental

  1. The fuel is being used on an experimental basis.

  2. <an experimental procedure for patients suffering from leukemia>



15th Century

First Known Use of experimental

15th century


EXPERIMENTAL Defined for Kids

experimental

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adjective ex·per·i·men·tal \ik-ˌsper-ə-ˈmen-təl\

Definition of experimental

  1. :  relating to, based on, or used for experiment <He's trying an experimental treatment for the disease.>




Medical Dictionary

experimental

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adjective ex·per·i·men·tal \ik-ˌsper-ə-ˈment-əl also -ˌspir-\

Medical Definition of experimental

  1. 1:  of, relating to, or based on experience or experiment

  2. 2:  founded on or derived from experiment <the heart of the experimental method is the direct control of the thing studied—B. F. Skinner>

  3. 3of a disease :  intentionally produced especially in laboratory animals for the purpose of study <experimental diabetes>

  4. ex·per·i·men·tal·ly \-əl-ē\play adverb





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