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

Other Words from experiential

experientially \ ik-​ˌspir-​ē-​ˈen(t)-​sh(ə-​)lē How to pronounce experiential (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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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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“Experiential.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/experiential. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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