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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Experiment  \Ex*per"i*ment\,  v.  t. 
  To  try  to  know  perceive,  or  prove,  by  trial  experience. 
  [Obs.]  --Sir  T.  Herbert. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Experiment  \Ex*per"i*ment\,  n.  [L.  experimentum  fr  experiri  to 
  try:  cf  OF  esperiment,  experiment.  See  {Experience}.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  A  political  experiment  can  not  be  made  in  a 
  laboratory,  not  determinant  in  a  few  hours.  --J. 
  Adams. 
 
  2.  Experience.  [Obs.] 
 
  Adam,  by  sad  experiment  I  know  How  little  weight  my 
  words  with  thee  can  find  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Experiment  \Ex*per"i*ment\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Experimented}; 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Experinenting}.] 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  experiment 
  n  1:  the  act  of  conducting  a  controlled  test  or  investigation 
  [syn:  {experimentation}] 
  2:  the  testing  of  an  idea;  "it  was  an  experiment  in  living"; 
  "not  all  experimentation  is  done  in  laboratories"  [syn:  {experimentation}] 
  3:  a  venture  at  something  new  or  different;  "as  an  experiment 
  he  decided  to  grow  a  beard" 
  v  :  to  conduct  a  test  or  investigation,  try  out:  "..willingness 
  to  experiment  in  this  musical  field.." 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Experiment,  GA  (CDP,  FIPS  28296) 
  Location:  33.27822  N,  84.27735  W 
  Population  (1990):  3762  (1429  housing  units) 
  Area:  7.9  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 




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