experimental

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See also: expérimental

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

experiment +‎ -al[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɪkspɛɹəˈmɛntəl/, /ɪkˌspɛɹəˈmɛntəl/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛntəl

Adjective[edit]

experimental (comparative more experimental, superlative most experimental)

  1. Pertaining to or founded on experiment.
    Chemistry is an experimental science.
  2. (sciences) Serving to be experimented upon; used in an experiment.
    • 1997, Roy Porter, The Greatest Benefit to Mankind, Folio Society, published 2016, page 541:
      Brown-Séquard, noting that Addison's disease involved the failure of the adrenal (or suprarenal) glands near the kidneys, removed them in experimental animals, and thus proved they were necessary for life […].
  3. Serving as an experiment; serving to experiment.
    his experimental band
    an experimental engine
    • 2012 March-April, Colin Allen, “Do I See What You See?”, in American Scientist[1], volume 100, number 2, archived from the original on 26 April 2012, page 168:
      Numerous experimental tests and other observations have been offered in favor of animal mind reading, and although many scientists are skeptical, others assert that humans are not the only species capable of representing what others do and don’t perceive and know.
  4. Experiential, empirical.
    experimental knowledge

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Noun[edit]

experimental (plural experimentals)

  1. The subject of an experiment.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2024), “experimental”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

Catalan[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

experimental m or f (masculine and feminine plural experimentals)

  1. experimental

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French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

experimental (feminine experimentale, masculine plural experimentaux, feminine plural experimentales)

  1. Misspelling of expérimental.

Galician[edit]

Adjective[edit]

experimental m or f (plural experimentais)

  1. experimental

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Interlingua[edit]

Adjective[edit]

experimental (not comparable)

  1. experimental

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Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /is.pe.ɾi.mẽˈtaw/ [is.pe.ɾi.mẽˈtaʊ̯], /es.pe.ɾi.mẽˈtaw/ [es.pe.ɾi.mẽˈtaʊ̯]
    • (Rio de Janeiro) IPA(key): /iʃ.pe.ɾi.mẽˈtaw/ [iʃ.pe.ɾi.mẽˈtaʊ̯], /eʃ.pe.ɾi.mẽˈtaw/ [eʃ.pe.ɾi.mẽˈtaʊ̯]
    • (Southern Brazil) IPA(key): /es.pe.ɾi.mẽˈtaw/ [es.pe.ɾi.mẽˈtaʊ̯]
 
  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /(i)ʃ.pɨ.ɾi.mẽˈtal/ [(i)ʃ.pɨ.ɾi.mẽˈtaɫ]
    • (Southern Portugal) IPA(key): /(i)ʃ.pɨ.ɾi.mẽˈta.li/

  • Rhymes: -al, -aw
  • Hyphenation: ex‧pe‧ri‧men‧tal

Adjective[edit]

experimental m or f (plural experimentais)

  1. experimental (of, pertaining to or being an experiment)

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French expérimental, from Latin experimentalis.

Adjective[edit]

experimental m or n (feminine singular experimentală, masculine plural experimentali, feminine and neuter plural experimentale)

  1. experiential

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /eɡspeɾimenˈtal/ [eɣ̞s.pe.ɾi.mẽn̪ˈt̪al]
  • Rhymes: -al
  • Syllabification: ex‧pe‧ri‧men‧tal

Adjective[edit]

experimental m or f (masculine and feminine plural experimentales)

  1. experimental

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