Definitions of experiment

  1. To try; to know, perceive, or prove, by trial experience.
  2. To make trials or tests.
  3. To make an experiment or trial: to search by trial.
  4. To make an experiment.
  5. To make experiments; make a test or trial.
  6. try something new, as in order to gain experience; " Students experiment sexually"; " The composer experimented with a new style"
  7. to conduct a test or investigation; " We are experimenting with the new drug in order to fight this disease"
  8. To put to the proof; to experience.
  9. To search by trial.
  10. Atrial or special observation, made to confirm or disprove something doubtful; esp., one under conditions determined by the experimenter; an act or operation undertaken in order to discover some unknown principle or effect, or to test, establish, or illustrate some suggest or known truth; practical test; poof.
  11. To make experiment; to operate by test or trial; -- often with on, upon, or in, referring to the subject of an experiment; with, referring to the instrument; and by, referring to the means; as, to experiment upon electricity; he experimented in plowing with ponies, or by steam power.
  12. A trial or operation to discover something previously unknown; a test.
  13. A trial: something done to prove some theory, or to discover something unknown.
  14. Trial; essay; attempt.
  15. An action designed as a test; a trial; essay; attempt.
  16. An act or operation designed to discover some unknown truth, principle, or effect, or to establish it when discovered, specifically by varying at our will the combination of things and circumstances and then observing the result.
  17. A trial or operation for the purpose of discovering something unknown; a trial to confirm or disprove something doubtful.