ex·​pe·​ri·​en·​tial | \ ik-ˌspir-ē-ˈen(t)-shəl How to pronounce experiential (audio) \

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 How to pronounce experientially (audio) \ 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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Seeing retail becoming more community oriented and more experiential. Asia Milia Ware, Teen Vogue, "Moj Mahdara on Cardi B, Inclusive Beauty, and Beautycon’s Legacy," 5 Apr. 2019 The Amazon effect has already put pressure on big box stores to become more efficient and experiential. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Amazon is coming for the small corner store," 2 Oct. 2018 The experiential element of it is really important, but the transaction is just so much more effective and convenient online. Katy Steinmetz, Time, "Stitch Fix CEO Katrina Lake on Why Gender Matters In the Business World," 3 May 2018 However, a new study suggests that this experiential-purchase advantage may be a bourgeois indulgence. Kevin Lewis, BostonGlobe.com, "Judges vs. climate change," 1 June 2018 The home is a space for real lives, after all, not the stage for an experiential drama playing out for all to see. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Please Stop With the Open Floor Plans," 28 Feb. 2019 In addition to a resplendent showcase of jewelry pieces and a musical performance by Jackson and His Computerband, guests were fully immersed in the cosmos via a brilliant experiential dinner. Catherine Scott, Vogue, "Cartier Launches a New Jewelry Collection With an Out of This World Dinner Party," 25 Jan. 2019 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

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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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