Definition of experimental
experimentallyplay \ik-ˌsper-ə-ˈmen-təl-ē also -ˌspir-\ adverb
Examples of experimental in a Sentence
The fuel is being used on an experimental basis.
an experimental procedure for patients suffering from leukemia
Recent Examples of experimental from the Web
KC Fringe Festival Thursday, July 20, through July 30 at multiple venues Offbeat artists and performances will abound at the 13th annual event for experimental theater and much more.
Inside the winery’s experimental greenhouse, rows of bright green vines stretch toward the sun, awaiting their replanting in micro-test fields.
Sonic Youth was once the most beloved experimental rock band in the world, and Moore and the band's co-leader Kim Gordon its most beloved couple.
Like going to the bathroom, or, conversely, being able to eat: Human waste will be treated through a bio-fermentation process, and experimental crops and vegetables will be grown with the help of food and waste byproducts.
The temporary space is experimental for Discount Divas, which operates primarily on Facebook.
If that sounds like a slightly jaded sentiment from a singer-songwriter fresh out of her more experimental 20s, there’s good reason.
Charlie's parents wanted their son to travel to the United States for an experimental treatment, the British courts ruled against it after doctors asserted that Charlie had no chance of survival.
Per Bloomberg: Collins suffered a paper loss of A$22 million ($16.7 million) after Innate Immunotherapeutics Ltd. said a mid-stage trial of its experimental treatment for multiple sclerosis showed no effect in helping patients.
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First Known Use of experimental
EXPERIMENTAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of experimental for English Language Learners
: relating to a scientific experiment or to scientific experiments in general
: made or done in order to see how well something works
: using a new way of doing or thinking about something
EXPERIMENTAL Defined for Kids
Definition of experimental for Students
: relating to, based on, or used for experiment He's trying an experimental treatment for the disease.
Medical Definition of experimental
2: founded on or derived from experiment the heart of the experimental method is the direct control of the thing studied—B. F. Skinner
3of a disease : intentionally produced especially in laboratory animals for the purpose of study experimental diabetes
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