ex·​pe·​ri·​en·​tial | \ ik-ˌspir-ē-ˈen(t)-shəl \

Definition of experiential

: relating to, derived from, or providing experience : empirical experiential knowledge experiential lessons

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Other Words from experiential

experientially \ ik-​ˌspir-​ē-​ˈen(t)-​sh(ə-​)lē \ adverb

Examples of experiential in a Sentence

possesses the kind of experiential knowledge that is gained only from a long and eventful life

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That experiential component is easier to shape in the context of exhibitions, via light and scent and interiors. Laura Regensdorf, Vogue, "Only 500 of This Artist’s Space Kit Candle Are Up for Grabs—And They’re Totally Worth the Hype," 30 Nov. 2018 Enter Cloud 9 Living, the country’s biggest experiential gift company that can help you make that happen for your loved one. Annie Daly, SELF, "7 Wellness Experiences That Are Excellent Last-Minute Gift Ideas," 21 Dec. 2018 According to a 2017 study of social class and purchase satisfaction, those in lower socioeconomic classes gain more happiness from material purchases than experiential purchases. Aditi Shrikant, Vox, "Black Friday, explained by 4 social media “hot takes”," 23 Nov. 2018 Olana State Historic Site, Hudson, NY.Photos: Olana State Historic Site, Hudson, NY(2) While Ms. Bassett’s analysis in the excellent exhibition catalog is scholarly, her approach in the rooms of Olana takes a more experiential form. Laura Jacobs, WSJ, "‘Costume & Custom: Middle Eastern Threads at Olana’ Review: A Painter’s Souvenir Closet," 2 July 2018 In a perfect Venn diagram of a marketing stunt, the coffee-slash-donut chain has zeroed in on the cultural zeitgeist of experiential marketing and paired it with the insatiable hunger for all things tiny homes. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "You can now stay in a tiny house powered by coffee," 24 Oct. 2018 As more cosmetic and lifestyle companies ranging from Ipsy to Goop to NARS are trying to cash in on the successes of experiential marketing, Sephoria: House of Beauty marks the beauty giant's first foray into the crowded festival space. Lindsay Schallon, Glamour, "Inside Sephoria: Sephora's Fabulous, Glittery, Two-Day House Party," 22 Oct. 2018 That approach comes with its own creative and experiential opportunities for the people who make compelling games and the people who play them. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "Microsoft announces Project Xcloud—Xbox game streaming for myriad devices," 8 Oct. 2018 But our suggestions would guarantee more ideological, methodological, and experiential diversity from the Supreme Court. Daniel Epps, Vox, "A simple plan for saving the Supreme Court," 6 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of experiential

1658, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for experiential

borrowed from New Latin experientiālis, from Latin experientia experience entry 1 + -ālis -al entry 1

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