experimental


ex·per·i·men·tal

adjective \ik-ˌsper-ə-ˈmen-təl also -ˌspir-\

: 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
:  of, relating to, or based on experience or experiment
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 \-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>

First Known Use of EXPERIMENTAL

15th century

Other Biology Terms

autochthonous, fecund, homunculus, phylogeny, substrate

ex·per·i·men·tal

adjective \ik-ˌsper-ə-ˈment-əl also -ˌspir-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of EXPERIMENTAL

1
: of, relating to, or based on experience or experiment
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
of a disease : intentionally produced especially in laboratory animals for the purpose of study <experimental diabetes>
ex·per·i·men·tal·ly \-əl-ē\ adverb

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