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- An experimental practice or tendency, especially in the arts
2007 June 13, Allan Kozinn, “Beethoven’s Adventures: A Narrative and Context”, in New York Times:
- By playing up the lushness of Webern’s “Langsamer Satz” and the experimentalism of Beethoven’s “Serioso” Quartet, for example, they created the impression that Beethoven was the more adventurous composer.
- (philosophy) An empirical or pragmatic approach which emphasizes the importance of experimentation