preexperimental

adjective pre·ex·per·i·men·tal \ ˌprē-ik-ˌsper-ə-ˈmen-tᵊl also -ˌspir- \
variants: or pre-experimental or less commonly preexperiment play \ˌprē-ik-ˈsper-ə-mənt also -ˈspir-\ or pre-experiment
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of preexperimental

1 : existing or occurring before an experiment
  • a preexperimental questionnaire
2 : of or relating to a simple study or plan for research that typically lacks randomization and inclusion of a control group
  • pre-experimental research design

First Known Use of preexperimental

1897

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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