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Experiment \Ex*per"i*ment\ ([e^]ks*p[e^]r"[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.
Experiment \Ex*per"i*ment\, v. t.
To try; to know, perceive, or prove, by trial or experience.
--Sir T. Herbert.
Experiment \Ex*per"i*ment\, n. [L. experimentum, fr. experiri to try: cf. OF. esperiment, experiment. See Experience.]
A trial or special observation, made to confirm or disprove something uncertain; esp., one under controlled 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 hypothesis, theory, or known truth; practical test; proof.
A political experiment can not be made in a laboratory, nor determined in a few hours.
Adam, by sad experiment I know How little weight my words with thee can find.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
mid-14c., "action of observing or testing; an observation, test, or trial;" also "piece of evidence or empirical proof; feat of magic or sorcery," from Old French esperment "practical knowledge, cunning; enchantment, magic spell; trial, proof, example; lesson, sign, indication," from Latin experimentum "a trial, test, proof, experiment," noun of action from experiri "to test, try" (see experience (n.)).
late 15c., from experiment (n.). Intransitive sense by 1787. Related: Experimented; experimenting.
n. 1 A test under controlled conditions made to either demonstrate a known truth, examine the validity of a hypothesis, or determine the efficacy of something previously untried. 2 (context obsolete English) experience, practical familiarity with something. vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To conduct an experiment. 2 (context transitive obsolete English) To experience; to feel; to perceive; to detect. 3 (context transitive obsolete English) To test or ascertain by experiment; to try out; to make an experiment on.
n. the act of conducting a controlled test or investigation [syn: experimentation]
the testing of an idea; "it was an experiment in living"; "not all experimentation is done in laboratories" [syn: experimentation]
a venture at something new or different; "as an experiment he decided to grow a beard"
v. to conduct a test or investigation; "We are experimenting with the new drug in order to fight this disease"
try something new, as in order to gain experience; "Students experiment sexually"; "The composer experimented with a new style" [syn: try out]
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An experiment is a procedure carried out to verify, refute, or validate a hypothesis. Experiments provide insight into cause-and-effect by demonstrating what outcome occurs when a particular factor is manipulated. Experiments vary greatly in goal and scale, but always rely on repeatable procedure and logical analysis of the results. There also exist natural experimental studies.
A child may carry out basic experiments to understand gravity, while teams of scientists may take years of systematic investigation to advance their understanding of a phenomenon. Experiments and other types of hands-on activities are very important to student learning in the science classroom. Experiments can raise test scores and help a student become more engaged and interested in the material they are learning, especially when used over time. Experiments can vary from personal and informal natural comparisons (e.g. tasting a range of chocolates to find a favorite), to highly controlled (e.g. tests requiring complex apparatus overseen by many scientists that hope to discover information about subatomic particles). Uses of experiments vary considerably between the natural and human sciences.
Experiments typically include controls, which are designed to minimize the effects of variables other than the single independent variable. This increases the reliability of the results, often through a comparison between control measurements and the other measurements. Scientific controls are a part of the scientific method. Ideally, all variables in an experiment are controlled (accounted for by the control measurements) and none are uncontrolled. In such an experiment, if all controls work as expected, it is possible to conclude that the experiment works as intended, and that results are due to the effect of the tested variable.
Experiment is a dedicated deck card game for 3-6 players designed by Tim De Rycke and Sander Vernyns.
The players are working in a lab where you are trying to get hold of the right colored fluids to mix them and fulfill the tasks that your professor assigned you. After 11 rounds the points of the accomplished tasks are counted. The one with the most points wins the game.
The game received the award for best prototype at the Games & Toys Awards in 2006. The price includes printing by Cartamundi and distribution by 999 Games. A second edition is distributed by SandTimer
An experiment is a set of observations performed in the context of solving a particular problem or question.
Experiment may also refer to:
- Experiment (probability theory), a repeatable process with a fixed set of possible outcomes
- Experiment, Arkansas
- Experiment, Georgia, a United States town
- Experiment (1943 film), a Czech film
- Experiment (1988 film), a short Soviet film
- Experiment (game), a dedicated deck card game
- Experiment (locomotive), an 1833 steam locomotive
- Experiment, an 1835 railway coach used at the Stockton and Darlington Railway's opening
- Experiment (ship) - any one of a number of vessels, naval and mercantile
- Experiment (website)
In probability theory, an experiment or trial (see below) is any procedure that can be infinitely repeated and has a well-defined set of possible outcomes, known as the sample space. An experiment is said to be random if it has more than one possible outcome, and deterministic if it has only one. A random experiment that has exactly two ( mutually exclusive) possible outcomes is known as a Bernoulli trial.
When an experiment is conducted, one (and only one) outcome results— although this outcome may be included in any number of events, all of which would be said to have occurred on that trial. After conducting many trials of the same experiment and pooling the results, an experimenter can begin to assess the empirical probabilities of the various outcomes and events that can occur in the experiment and apply the methods of statistical analysis.
Experiment is a 1943 Czech drama film directed by Martin Frič.
Experiment, formerly called Microryza, is a US website for crowdfunding science-based research projects. Researchers can post their research projects to solicit pledges. Experiment works on the all-or-nothing funding model. The backers are only charged if the research projects reach their funding target during a set time frame. In February 2014, the site changed its name from Microryza to Experiment.com.
It was founded in 2012 by Denny Luan and Cindy Wu, former University of Washington researchers. The former name Microryza is inspired by Mycorrhizae and symbiotic fungi that lives in the roots of plants.
Unlike the popular crowdfunding site Kickstarter, backers of Experiment projects do not get tangible rewards for backing. Researchers share the scientific process directly with the backers and become a part of the project.
Microryza charges an 8% fee (5% for Microryza and 3% for payment processing) only if the campaign is successful. If the campaign does not reach the funding goal, no one is charged.
As of Aug 26, 2014, they passed $1M raised on their platform.
Many vessels have born the name Experiment:Naval vessels
- HMS Experiment, thirteen ships of the Royal Navy
- USS Experiment (1799), a United States Navy schooner
- USS Experiment (1832), a United States Navy schooner
- Experiment, a horse powered boat
- Experiment, launched in 1798, transported convicts to New South Wales in 1803
- Experiment, launched in 1802, transported convicts to New South Wales in 1809-10
Usage examples of "experiment".
We have also seen in the numbered experiments that narrow splinters of quill and of very thin glass, affixed with shellac, caused only a slight degree of deflection, and this may perhaps have been due to the shellac itself.
Porak, after giving some historical notes, describes a long series of experiments performed on the guinea-pig in order to investigate the passage of arsenic, copper, lead, mercury, phosphorus, alizarin, atropin, and eserin through the placenta.
A little like the one that had slipped away during the disastrous experiment with the jury-rigged amplifier helmet, able to think without contemplating itself.
He said if that were done they could amputate and save him, and the conversation ended in the surgeon giving the man to me to experiment on my theory.
Boyle also did not scruple to perform his own experiments and, on one occasion in my presence, even showed himself willing to anatomize a rat with his very own hands.
Yoshiko experimented for a few minutes with the hand controller, getting the feel of the thrusters, while Tessa filmed the whole process, showing the people back home the ungainly, angular LM perched atop the spent third stage booster, and Yoshiko peering out the tiny windows as she concentrated on bringing the CSM around until the docking collar at the top of the capsule pointed at the hatch on top of the LM.
During World War II, the United States, fearful that Japan and Germany were making bioweapons, first began experimenting with anthrax and other germ warfare.
It was later discovered that Japanese scientists subjected Chinese prisoners of war to horrifying experiments with such lethal bioagents as anthrax, cholera, typhoid, and plague.
The British also conducted anthrax experiments during World War II, detonating explosive shells filled with anthrax spores on an island off the coast of Scotland.
Type III-V compounds such as indium antimonide and perhaps in all compounds, if the experiments are sensitive enough to pick up this effect.
But it is not completely proved, and it is too late now to prove it one way or another to the hilt, because, since all the world believes in the antitoxin, no man can be found heartless enough or bold enough to do the experiment which science demands.
It has not been our purpose to literally explain, in detail, the methods of applying vibratory motion in the treatment of paralysis for popular experiment, since to be successful one should become an expert, not only in this mechanical treatment, but also in the diagnosis of the various forms of paralysis, as well as familiar with their causes, pathology, and remedial requirements.
Moon man, and having cleared the way intellectually for the great experiment, he now worked assiduously to make it succeed.
I began to think about the implications of this experiment I realized that, straightforward enough though the effect may be, it clearly does not conform to any simple associationist theory derived by an extension of pavlovian or skinnerian conditioning theory, whose essence is the immediate linking in time of stimulus and response.
Indeed, in Chapter 111 shall go on to show how our own experiments can prove that this is the case - with implications far different from those the associationists wish to draw from them.