What does the word experiment mean?

  • Same etymon. ( F.) Experience. A trial, made on the bodies of men or animals, for the purpose of detecting the effect of a remedy, or of becoming better acquainted with their structure, functions, or peculiarities. In a more general sense, it means any trial instituted with the intent of becoming better acquainted with any thing. By experiments on living animals, we have obtained much valuable information in the various departments of medicine; but particularly in physiology and toxicology.

Usage examples for experiment

  1. You shall have the experiment and see. – The Chemical History Of A Candle by Michael Faraday
  2. What do you think about Jimmy's experiment? – Northwest! by Harold Bindloss
  3. Nickie was content to have the experiment continue, but he held out no great hopes. – The Missing Link by Edward Dyson

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