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
Long said some of the plantings in Lincoln Park are a little experimental in nature.
However, the vaccine is still technically experimental and, Reuters reports, will only be used if someone outside the known chain of transmission is identified as having Ebola.
North Korea is believed to have one experimental ballistic missile submarine, and this missile would go in its silos.
As is often the case in high school tennis, Polender and Armstrong were put together as an experimental pairing at the beginning of the year.
Gene therapies, experimental techniques that use or manipulate genes in order to treat genetic diseases, would spare future babies such suffering and would cost much less in time and money.
The experimental group was composed of fifty 9 - 14 year old pitchers - during a simulated pitching performance, where an ultrasound was performed on the throwing shoulder (and non-dominant shoulder) before, after 25 pitches, and after 50 pitches.
Every once in a while Mr. Zorn, the alto saxophonist and experimental music figurehead, infiltrates the Vanguard, straight-ahead jazz’s temple, for a one-off matinee show.
The Dodgers transformed their future ace into an experimental subject and, if his 5.40 earned-run average is an indication, the experiment is failing.
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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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