experiment station


: an establishment for scientific research (as in agriculture) where experiments are carried out, studies of practical application are made, and information is disseminated

Examples of experiment station in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What about the productivity of U.S. agriculture without the state and federally-funded land grant colleges, experiment stations and ag extension service? Edward Lotterman, Twin Cities, 28 Jan. 2024 Crawford taught in the landscape architecture department at Rutgers for more than 30 years and writes a monthly column on plants for the university’s agricultural experiment station. Jennifer Dixon, Detroit Free Press, 1 Sep. 2023 The experiment station is the research arm of the Division of Agriculture. Arkansas Online, 13 Dec. 2022 Jennifer Acuff, assistant professor of food safety and microbiology at the experiment station, will also participate in the project. Arkansas Online, 14 Nov. 2022 The lengthy investigation leading up to a recall is understandable considering the agency's case has to hold up in court, said Ed Elder, director of the pharmaceutical experiment station at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Raquel Rutledge, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 29 Nov. 2010 More diversified farming began to be encouraged when the University of Arkansas established an experiment station near Hope. Rex Nelson, Arkansas Online, 10 Jan. 2021 Connecticut experiment station researchers operate a network of 92 mosquito-trapping stations in 72 cities and towns across the state. Gregory B. Hladky, courant.com, 21 Aug. 2019 Bees4Vets trains 10 veterans a year to manage some of its roughly 30 hives at the agricultural experiment station at the University of Nevada, Reno and resident’s backyards in nearby Sparks. Washington Post, 11 Sep. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1874, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of experiment station was in 1874

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“Experiment station.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/experiment%20station. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

experiment station

: a place specifically designed for scientific research and experimentation (as in agriculture) of practical importance and for the giving out of information
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