non·​ex·​per·​i·​men·​tal ˌnän-ik-ˌsper-ə-ˈmen-tᵊl How to pronounce nonexperimental (audio)
 also  -ˌspir-
: not experimental
nonexperimental studies/data/populations
observed in a nonexperimental setting

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Combining that dismal rate with the number of nonexperimental reports received by Delaware, Fox, Sweka and Hale estimated that in 2018 and 2019 alone, 412 Atlantic sturgeon carcasses would have been present in the estuary. Andrew S. Lewis, New York Times, 2 Feb. 2023 There are no nonexperimental fertility preservation options for people assigned male at birth early in puberty, said Dr. Evelyn Mok-Lin, reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist at University of California, San Francisco Health. Dallas News, 18 Mar. 2022 Recent nonexperimental studies suggest that women are intolerant of attractive females and use indirect aggression to derogate potential rivals. Ncbi Rofl, Discover Magazine, 8 Feb. 2013

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Word History

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonexperimental was in 1835

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Cite this Entry

“Nonexperimental.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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