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noun British English pronunciation: experiment /ɪkˈsperɪmənt/ 
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  1. 1
    [countable] a scientific test to find out what happens to someone or something in particular conditions

    Experiments show that many plants tolerate a wide range of light conditions.

    laboratory experiments using electric shocks

    experiment on/with:

    a series of experiments on animals

    do/carry out/conduct/perform an experiment:

    Researchers now need to conduct further experiments.

  2. 2
    [countable] an occasion when you test a new idea, method, or activity to find out what the result will be

    Let's try an experiment – we'll only use the Internet at weekends.

    experiment in:

    an experiment in tax reform

    1. a.
      [uncountable] the process of testing various ideas, methods, or activities to see what effect they have

      Experiment is necessary to find a treatment that suits you.

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