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
Recent Examples on the Web All courses and experiential learning projects taking place internationally during spring break have been canceled at New York University’s Stern School of Business, according to a school spokeswoman. Janet Lorin, Bloomberg.com, "Yale, Stanford Cut Business School Travel as Virus Spreads," 8 May 2020 What started as an Instagram account with an emphasis on feature photography grew into Rooted Creative, which recently re-branded and now offers full-scale creative-agency services including photography, video, experiential marketing and design. Pat Brennan, Cincinnati.com, "FC Cincinnati throwbacks: Michael Millay puts down roots in Cincinnati after one season with FCC," 29 Apr. 2020 Milner is a professor of experiential business at San Houston State University and owns multiple successful car dealerships across Texas and in several other states. Jeff Forward, Houston Chronicle, "Woodlands board forms COVID-19 response group; cancels tax abatement with Anadarko," 26 Mar. 2020 These days, Tsui is playing around with experiential design as an executive producer. Trilby Beresford, The Hollywood Reporter, "Documentary 'Insert Coin' Details History Behind 'Mortal Kombat,' 'NBA Jam' Arcade Developer (Exclusive)," 19 Mar. 2020 Smith, who has a genial, ready-for-anything air, got into experiential marketing five years ago, by cold-calling studios and brands with ideas. Bruce Handy, The New Yorker, "Shhh! Choosing to Be Very Afraid," 9 Mar. 2020 From a purely experiential perspective, every chalice on Sundays is consumed in its totality by the priest, after several mouths have communed from it. Christina Capatides, CBS News, "Churches in the U.S. are banning drinking communion wine and the sign of peace to stop the spread of coronavirus," 2 Mar. 2020 But the pandemic and the store’s closure won’t change why experiential retail is important, said Mr. Kuhl. Ann-marie Alcántara, WSJ, "Experiential Retail Is Figuring Out New Footing in Virtual World," 21 Apr. 2020 There could be a fundamental shift on experiential traveling where some of the pandemic’s (hardest) hit places are in large metro areas like New York. al, "‘We will open again’ vows bar closed for first time in 29 years as Mobile area businesses brace for worst," 3 Apr. 2020

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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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14 May 2020

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“Experiential.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/experiential. Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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