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 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
Recent Examples on the Web In those days, parents and psychologists understood the source of many anxieties to be experiential. BostonGlobe.com, 22 May 2021 About 70% of it is experiential through the social impact projects, 20% is coaching by Fellows alumni toward McGowan principles; and only 10% is formal coursework. Michael T. Nietzel, Forbes, 12 May 2021 Some schools welcomed the experiential learning but worried about the mental health ramifications for students acting out a pretend disaster in the midst of a real one. Chris Berdik, USA TODAY, 23 May 2021 In those days, parents and psychologists understood the source of many anxieties to be experiential. Sam Roberts, New York Times, 21 May 2021 Remote work, experiential learning, virtual labs, and hybrid classes all have been normalized. David Rosowsky, Forbes, 21 May 2021 Central is known for its academic rigor, leadership and character development, global experiential learning, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and sustainability education, athletics and service. Arkansas Online, 13 May 2021 Marion approaches his topic from scientific, literary, historical, and experiential viewpoints. David James, Anchorage Daily News, 8 May 2021 Mall property owners assert that experiential entertainment like this can fill space vacated by retailers that are moving toward smaller concepts, act as a draw to bring foot traffic to other mall stores and improve the profile of a mall. Matthew Stern, Forbes, 5 May 2021

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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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10 Jun 2021

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“Experiential.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/experiential. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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