American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Relating to or based on experiment: experimental procedures; experimental results.
- adj. Given to experimenting.
- adj. Of the nature of an experiment; constituting or undergoing a test: an experimental drug.
- adj. Founded on experience; empirical.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Pertaining to, derived from, founded on, or known by experiment; given to or skilled in experiment: as, experimental knowledge or philosophy; an experimental philosopher.
- n. Taught by experience; having personal experience; known by or derived from experience; experienced.
- Of the nature of an experiment; characterized by experimentation; tentative: as, the experimental stage in the production of an invention, when it is being tested or examined to discover its uses and its behavior under commercial conditions or usage; an experimental scale, a limited or small scale.
- adj. Pertaining to or founded on experiment.
- adj. Serving as an experiment; serving to experiment.
- adj. Experiential, empirical.
- n. That which is experimental.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Pertaining to experiment; founded on, or derived from, experiment or trial; ; given to, or skilled in, experiment.
- adj. Known by, or derived from, experience.
- adj. of the nature of or undergoing an experiment
- adj. relying on observation or experiment
- adj. relating to or based on experiment
“No experimental proof has hitherto been obtained that stimulation of the cerebral organs lying above the vaso-motor centre, and which include those possessing the function of thought, ever paralyzes this centre; but, as it is only by such paralysis that cerebral conditions can induce dilatation of blood-vessels, it must follow that no _experimental proof_ at present exists that stimulation of the brain ever does cause such dilatation -- that is, ever does become a cause of hæmorrhage.”
“One of the things that I have always used in such circumstances is what I call my experimental circle.”
“To cut down on fuel use, the Navy created what they termed an experimental forward operating base, or ExFOB, in Virginia.”
“Pyysiainen and a co-author, evolutionary psychologist Marc Hauser of Harvard University, reviewed the two competing theories using the principles of what they call experimental moral psychology.”
“Milestones in experimental work on the atom by the likes of Ernest”
“Indeed, in experimental tests with rats, Kuhn's crystallized flavins proved to be the most active preparation of vitamin B2 yet discovered.”
“This binding affinity was later exploited widely in experimental biochemistry.”
“Taking place on a cylindrical space station orbiting the Earth, Vanquish puts you in experimental body armour that lets you jet around the environment at high speed and upgrade the various weapons you pick up.”
“Her list of accomplishments is daunting — Ph.D. in experimental physics, mentor to a generation of engineers and women in science, Companion of the Order of Canada, author, peace activist, Quaker.”
“As a consequence Sydney never put his name on any paper that did not contain experimental work he had done.”
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