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noun experiment pronunciation in British English /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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