Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun experiment

3 senses of experiment

Sense 1
experiment, experimentation -- (the act of conducting a controlled test or investigation)
       => scientific research, research project -- (research into questions posed by scientific theories and hypotheses)

Sense 2
experiment, experimentation -- (the testing of an idea; "it was an experiment in living"; "not all experimentation is done in laboratories")
       => inquiry, enquiry, research -- (a search for knowledge; "their pottery deserves more research than it has received")

Sense 3
experiment -- (a venture at something new or different; "as an experiment he decided to grow a beard")
       => venture -- (any venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb experiment

2 senses of experiment

Sense 1
experiment -- (to conduct a test or investigation; "We are experimenting with the new drug in order to fight this disease")
       => investigate, look into -- (investigate scientifically; "Let's investigate the syntax of Chinese")

Sense 2
experiment, try out -- (try something new, as in order to gain experience; "Students experiment sexually"; "The composer experimented with a new style")

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