preexperimental

adjective
pre·​ex·​per·​i·​men·​tal | \ ˌprē-ik-ˌsper-ə-ˈmen-tᵊl How to pronounce preexperimental (audio) also -ˌspir- \
variants: or pre-experimental or less commonly preexperiment \ ˌprē-​ik-​ˈsper-​ə-​mənt How to pronounce preexperiment (audio) also  -​ˈspir-​ \ or pre-experiment

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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“Preexperimental.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/preexperimental. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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