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Definition of "experimental" []

  • Relating to or based on experiment: experimental procedures; experimental results. (adjective)
  • Given to experimenting. (adjective)
  • Of the nature of an experiment; constituting or undergoing a test: an experimental drug. (adjective)
  • Founded on experience; empirical. (adjective)

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.

Use "experimental" in a sentence
  • "No experimental proof has hitherto been obtained that stimulation of the cerebral organs lying above the vaso-motor centre, and which include those possessing the function of thought, ever paralyzes this centre; but, as it is only by such paralysis that cerebral conditions can induce dilatation of blood-vessels, it must follow that no _experimental proof_ at present exists that stimulation of the brain ever does cause such dilatation -- that is, ever does become a cause of hæmorrhage."
  • "One of the things that I have always used in such circumstances is what I call my experimental circle."
  • "To cut down on fuel use, the Navy created what they termed an experimental forward operating base, or ExFOB, in Virginia."