Definition of experimentation in English:



mass noun
  • 1The process of performing a scientific procedure, especially in a laboratory, to determine something.

    ‘experimentation on the brain and the nerves’
    ‘after experimentation in the laboratory, the first vines of the new clone were planted’
    • ‘Next come attempts to verify this hypothesis by further experimentation.’
    • ‘The public debate about animal experimentation has been raging - albeit with varying ferocity - for nearly 140 years.’
    • ‘Today, most scientists investigate the world through a process of clinical observation and experimentation, avoiding sentiment.’
    • ‘In science class, you abhorred textbooks, preferring to learn through experimentation.’
    • ‘Through reckless experimentation a scientist fuses his body with a fly's.’
    • ‘One problem with the evidence from human studies is that very little of it comes from controlled experimentation.’
    • ‘Objective scientific research and experimentation must be left free from interference.’
    • ‘In other words, at issue here is the ethical dilemma of undertaking human experimentation based on inappropriate and incomplete basic research.’
    • ‘The company has also engaged in extensive in-house testing and experimentation on a wide range of metals, plastics, acrylics, and quartz.’
    • ‘Decisions are made and adjusted based on continuous scientific experimentation and monitoring.’
    1. 1.1 The action or process of trying out new ideas, methods, or activities.
      ‘It was a period of innovation and experimentation with new decorative techniques’
      ‘experimentation with drugs has been associated with boredom’
      ‘a flair for musical experimentation’
      • ‘When you're directing for cinema, you don't get to do as much stylistic experimentation.’
      • ‘It will be dedicated to experimentation and the production of new forms of architectural discourse.’
      • ‘Clearly, there's a lot of room for experimentation for pricing smartphones, and the vendors are feeling their way as they go.’
      • ‘He has laid out his life's story in two memoirs, delving into everything from his complex relationships with his parents to his youthful experimentation with drugs.’
      • ‘There is no reason why creative writing, while encouraging experimentation, cannot also promote structure and discipline in writing.’
      • ‘Finding true market value usually requires some experimentation.’
      • ‘Technical advances encouraged experimentation with new techniques and materials.’
      • ‘Rebecca learned how to farm her land mostly by this sort of experimentation.’
      • ‘Experimentation will be necessary to find the combination of cooking features that best suits your personal taste.’
      • ‘The early years of the fledgling Agency were a time of learning and experimentation.’