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Definition of "experience" []

  • The apprehension of an object, thought, or emotion through the senses or mind: a child's first experience of snow. (noun)
  • Active participation in events or activities, leading to the accumulation of knowledge or skill: a lesson taught by experience; a carpenter with experience in roof repair. (noun)
  • The knowledge or skill so derived. (noun)
  • An event or a series of events participated in or lived through. (noun)
  • The totality of such events in the past of an individual or group. (noun)
  • Direct personal participation or observation; actual knowledge or contact (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A particular incident, feeling, etc, that a person has undergone (noun)
  • Accumulated knowledge, esp of practical matters (noun)
  • The totality of characteristics, both past and present, that make up the particular quality of a person, place, or people (noun)
  • The impact made on an individual by the culture of a people, nation, etc (noun)
  • The content of a perception regarded as independent of whether the apparent object actually exists (noun)
  • The faculty by which a person acquires knowledge of contingent facts about the world, as contrasted with reason (noun)
  • The totality of a person's perceptions, feelings, and memories (noun)
  • To participate in or undergo (verb)
  • To be emotionally or aesthetically moved by; feel (verb)

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Use "experience" in a sentence
  • "We new-born infants, without experience, were born with fear, with memory of fear; and _memory is experience_."
  • "Motorola Hint allows consumers to easily surf the Web with a PC-like experience by rapidly scrolling, zooming in and out, utilizing data caching, bookmarks, cookies and history for an authentic Web experience¹."
  • "(master degree in finance a plus) •experience in structuring financing for .... if you have experience of creating illustrations f …."