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Experiment synonyms
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An illustration or explanation, as of a theory or product, by exemplification or practical application:
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  1. An illustration or explanation, as of a theory or product, by exemplification or practical application:
  2. The act, process, or means of making evident or proving
  3. A practical showing of how something works or is used; specif., such a showing of a product in an effort to sell it
(Law) A formal phrase used in concluding a plea, to denote confirmation by evidence.
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  1. (Law) A formal phrase used in concluding a plea, to denote confirmation by evidence.
  2. A statement attesting to the truth, correctness, or authenticity of the things avowed in a written statement; an affidavit attached to a written statement affirming its truthfulness. A statement attesting to the truth, correctness, or authenticity of the things avowed in a written statement; an affidavit attached to a written statement affirming its truthfulness.
  3. (Mathematics) The operation of testing the equation of a problem, to see whether it truly expresses the conditions of the problem.
A formal adversarial proceeding to hear evidence and decide legal issues and claims. Trials are covered by established rules of courtroom procedure as well as rules of evidence.
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  1. A formal adversarial proceeding to hear evidence and decide legal issues and claims. Trials are covered by established rules of courtroom procedure as well as rules of evidence.
  2. (Law) A proceeding in which opposing parties in a dispute present evidence and make arguments on the application of the law before a judge or jury:
  3. The act or process of trying, testing, or putting to the proof; test
A set of questions, problems, or exercises for determining a person's knowledge, abilities, aptitude, or qualifications; examination
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  1. A set of questions, problems, or exercises for determining a person's knowledge, abilities, aptitude, or qualifications; examination
  2. A method, process, or means used in making such an examination or trial
  3. A procedure for critical evaluation; a means of determining the presence, quality, or truth of something; a trial:
A statement of the results of this process
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  1. A statement of the results of this process
  2. The separation of a substance into its constituent elements, usually by chemical means, for the study and identification of each component. &diamf3; Qualitative analysis determines what substances are present in a compound. &diamf3; Quantitative analysis determines how much of each substance is present in a compound.
  3. (Linguis.) The use of word order and uninflected function words rather than inflection to express syntactic relationships
A written composition of moderate length exploring a particular issue or subject.
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  1. A written composition of moderate length exploring a particular issue or subject.
  2. A testing or trial of the value or nature of a thing:
  3. A short literary composition of an analytical, interpretive, or reflective kind, dealing with its subject in a nontechnical, limited, often unsystematic way and, usually, expressive of the author's outlook and personality
In litigation, the questioning of a witness under oath, either at trial or in a deposition; the Patent and Trademark Office investigation into the validity of a patent application. In litigation, the questioning of a witness under oath, either at trial or in a deposition; the Patent and Trademark Office investigation into the validity of a patent application.
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  1. In litigation, the questioning of a witness under oath, either at trial or in a deposition; the Patent and Trademark Office investigation into the validity of a patent application. In litigation, the questioning of a witness under oath, either at trial or in a deposition; the Patent and Trademark Office investigation into the validity of a patent application.
  2. A set of questions asked in testing or interrogating; test
  3. An examining or being examined; investigation; inspection; checkup; scrutiny; inquiry; testing
(Medicine) A test of a medication or other medical treatment (such as a medical device), usually a comparison against a placebo, other medications or devices, or the standard medical treatment for a patient's condition.
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  1. (Medicine) A test of a medication or other medical treatment (such as a medical device), usually a comparison against a placebo, other medications or devices, or the standard medical treatment for a patient's condition.
  2. A research study using consenting human subjects that tests the effectiveness and safety of a treatment, a diagnostic tool, or a prophylactic intervention.
The act or process of investigating:
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  1. The act or process of investigating:
  2. A careful search or examination; systematic inquiry
  3. A careful examination or search in order to discover facts or gain information.
The conducting of experiments
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  1. The conducting of experiments
  2. The act, process, or practice of experimenting.
Critical examination
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  1. Critical examination
  2. Official examination or review, as of barracks or troops.
  3. A detailed examination of objects, such as goods or discovery materials, to determine qualities such as fitness, relevance, or consistency with a prior description. A detailed examination of objects, such as goods or discovery materials, to determine qualities such as fitness, relevance, or consistency with a prior description.
The act of a belligerent in stopping and searching a neutral ship for contraband
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  1. The act of a belligerent in stopping and searching a neutral ship for contraband
  2. (Law) The examination of a person or property, as by a law enforcement officer, for the purpose of discovering evidence of a crime.
  3. An act of searching; scrutiny, inquiry, or examination in an attempt to find something, gain knowledge, establish facts, etc.
Careful study of a given subject, field, or problem, undertaken to discover facts or principles.
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  1. Careful study of a given subject, field, or problem, undertaken to discover facts or principles.
  2. (Countable) A particular instance or piece of research.
  3. (Uncountable) Diligent inquiry or examination to seek or revise facts, principles, theories, applications, etc.; laborious or continued search after truth.
Close, careful examination or observation.
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  1. Close, careful examination or observation.
  2. A careful, continuous watch; surveillance
  3. A lengthy, searching look
A method of reaching a correct solution or satisfactory result by trying out various means or theories until error is sufficiently reduced or eliminated.
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  1. A method of reaching a correct solution or satisfactory result by trying out various means or theories until error is sufficiently reduced or eliminated.
  2. The process of making repeated trials or tests, improving the methods used in the light of errors made, until the right result is found
  3. The process of finding a solution to a problem by trying many possible solutions and learning from mistakes until a way is found.
A speculative business venture
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  1. A speculative business venture
  2. (--- Archaic) Contemplation or consideration of a subject; meditation.
  3. Engagement in risky business transactions on the chance of quick or considerable profit.
A draft signed by a person (the drawer or maker) that directs a bank (the drawee) to pay, on demand and without conditions, a specific sum of money to another person (the payee). Usually the funds are withdrawn from an account or a deposit that the drawer or maker has with the bank. Also called cheque. A draft signed by a person (the drawer or maker) that directs a bank (the drawee) to pay, on demand and without conditions, a specific sum of money to another person (the payee). Usually the funds are withdrawn from an account or a deposit that the drawer or maker has with the bank. Also called cheque.
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  1. A draft signed by a person (the drawer or maker) that directs a bank (the drawee) to pay, on demand and without conditions, a specific sum of money to another person (the payee). Usually the funds are withdrawn from an account or a deposit that the drawer or maker has with the bank. Also called cheque. A draft signed by a person (the drawer or maker) that directs a bank (the drawee) to pay, on demand and without conditions, a specific sum of money to another person (the payee). Usually the funds are withdrawn from an account or a deposit that the drawer or maker has with the bank. Also called cheque.
The establishment of the truth of something
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  1. The establishment of the truth of something
  2. (Math.) A process for checking the correctness of a computation, as, in a subtraction problem, by adding the difference to the subtrahend to get the minuend
  3. (Printing) An impression of composed type taken for checking errors and making changes
A detailed examination or analysis.
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  1. A detailed examination or analysis.
  2. Anything dissected, as a plant or animal for study
  3. Something that has been dissected, such as a tissue specimen under study.
An instance or method of efficient, productive activity:
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  1. An instance or method of efficient, productive activity:
  2. Any specific plan, project, venture, etc.
  3. (Mathematics) A process or action, such as addition, substitution, transposition, or differentiation, performed in a specified sequence and in accordance with specific rules.
The active use or application of something:
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  1. The active use or application of something:
  2. A specific activity performed to develop or maintain fitness or a skill:
  3. Active use or operation; employment
A slender flexible surgical instrument with a blunt bulbous tip, used to explore a wound or body cavity.
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  1. A slender flexible surgical instrument with a blunt bulbous tip, used to explore a wound or body cavity.
  2. An exploratory action or expedition, especially one designed to investigate and obtain information on a remote or unknown region:
  3. An instrumented spacecraft for exploring the upper atmosphere, space, or a celestial body in order to get information about the environment, physical properties, etc.
Something undertaken; task; charge; enterprise
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  1. Something undertaken; task; charge; enterprise
  2. The act of one who undertakes, or engages in, any project or business.
  3. That which is undertaken; any business, work, or project which a person engages in, or attempts to perform; an enterprise.
An attempt; endeavor; effort
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  1. An attempt; endeavor; effort
  2. A formal adversarial proceeding to hear evidence and decide legal issues and claims. Trials are covered by established rules of courtroom procedure as well as rules of evidence.
  3. The act or process of testing, trying, or putting to the proof:
A testing or trial, as of a person's character, ability to meet requirements, etc.
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  1. A testing or trial, as of a person's character, ability to meet requirements, etc.
  2. The suspension of sentence of a person convicted but not yet imprisoned, on condition of continued good behavior and regular reporting to a probation officer
  3. A procedure following conviction that permits the party found guilty to be released without doing prison time, subject to conditions that are placed upon him or her by the court. Violation of any of those conditions can lead to probation being revoked and the person being remanded to confinement. A procedure following conviction that permits the party found guilty to be released without doing prison time, subject to conditions that are placed upon him or her by the court. Violation of any of those conditions can lead to probation being revoked and the person being remanded to confinement.
(Grammar) Correspondence in gender, number, case, or person between words.
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  1. (Grammar) Correspondence in gender, number, case, or person between words.
  2. An arrangement between parties, usually resulting from a discussion, regarding a course of action.
  3. A mutual understanding between two or more legally competent individuals or entities about their rights and duties regarding their past or future performances and consideration. While an agreement usually leads to a contract, it could also be an executed sale, a gift or other transfer of property, or a promise without a legal obligation.
An attack; an assault:
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  1. An attack; an assault:
  2. The intentional and overt taking of a substantial step toward the commission of a crime that falls short of completing the crime. The mere planning of a crime, as well as soliciting another to commit the crime, does not constitute an attempt to commit the crime. Attempt is a crime distinct from the offense that the criminal was attempting to commit. Various legal tests are used to determine when, between planning a crime and committing it, a person’s actions constitute an attempt. See also conspiracy and solicitation. The intentional and overt taking of a substantial step toward the commission of a crime that falls short of completing the crime. The mere planning of a crime, as well as soliciting another to commit the crime, does not constitute an attempt to commit the crime. Attempt is a crime distinct from the offense that the criminal was attempting to commit. Various legal tests are used to determine when, between planning a crime and committing it, a person’s actions constitute an attempt. See also conspiracy and solicitation.
  3. An effort or a try.
An initial prototype where minor and major glitches have not been addressed.
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  1. An initial prototype where minor and major glitches have not been addressed.
A television program produced as a prototype of a series being considered for adoption by a network.
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  1. A television program produced as a prototype of a series being considered for adoption by a network.
  2. A person licensed to direct ships into or out of a harbor or through difficult waters
  3. (Nautical) One who, though not belonging to a ship's company, is licensed to conduct a ship into and out of port or through dangerous waters.
(Idiomatic) A practice; a rehearsal.
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  1. (Idiomatic) A practice; a rehearsal.
  2. (Informal) A simulated or practice performance; rehearsal
  3. A test exercise in combat skills without the use of live ammunition.
Any practice, exercise, or drill; trial
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  1. Any practice, exercise, or drill; trial
  2. A drilling or repeating for practice before future performance
  3. The practicing of something which is to be performed before an audience, usually to test or improve the interaction between several participating people, or to allow technical adjustments with respect to staging to be done
The business of a professional person:
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  1. The business of a professional person:
  2. A habitual or customary action or way of doing something:
  3. The act or process of doing something; performance or action:
  1. A risky or daring undertaking or journey.
  2. An event that is not, or cannot be, foreseen; an accident; chance; contingency.
  3. The thing risked; a stake; especially, something sent to sea in trade.
An undertaking; project
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  1. An undertaking; project
  2. Industrious, systematic activity, especially when directed toward profit:
  3. An undertaking, especially one of some scope, complication, and risk.
Limit; bounds:
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  1. Limit; bounds:
  2. The act or process of determining extent, dimensions, etc.; measurement
  3. A reference standard or sample used for the quantitative comparison of properties:
(Sports) In Rugby, an act of advancing the ball past the opponent's goal line and grounding it there for a score of three points.
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  1. (Sports) In Rugby, an act of advancing the ball past the opponent's goal line and grounding it there for a score of three points.
  2. (Rugby) A scoring play in which the ball is grounded on or behind the opponent's goal line
  3. The act or an instance of trying; attempt; effort; trial
A performance of a play before its official opening, as to test audience reaction
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  1. A performance of a play before its official opening, as to test audience reaction
  2. An opportunity to prove, or a test to determine, fitness for a place on an athletic team, a role in a play, etc.
  3. A test of the suitability or effectiveness of a person or thing, especially of a performer (an audition)
(Gram.) To resolve (a sentence) into its grammatical elements
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  1. (Gram.) To resolve (a sentence) into its grammatical elements
  2. To examine in detail so as to determine the nature or tendencies of
  3. To separate (a thing, idea, etc.) into its parts so as to find out their nature, proportion, function, interrelationship, etc.
To make a detailed inquiry or systematic examination.
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  1. To make a detailed inquiry or systematic examination.
  2. To observe or inquire into in detail; examine systematically:
  3. To search into so as to learn the facts; inquire into systematically
To exhibit a given characteristic when subjected to a test:
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  1. To exhibit a given characteristic when subjected to a test:
  2. To give or undergo a diagnostic test or a test of quality, function, etc.
  3. To subject to a test; try
To subject to trials, annoyance, etc.; afflict
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  1. To subject to trials, annoyance, etc.; afflict
  2. (Now Rare) To settle (a matter, quarrel, etc.) by a test or contest; fight out
  3. To taste, sample, or otherwise test in order to determine strength, effect, worth, or desirability:
To explore (a wound, etc.) with a probe
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  1. To explore (a wound, etc.) with a probe
  2. To search; investigate
  3. To penetrate or explore physically, especially with a probe, in order to find or discover something:
To examine data in a computer in order to locate items having a given property
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  1. To examine data in a computer in order to locate items having a given property
  2. To search a place or space in order to find something:
  3. To examine closely and carefully; test and try; probe
To proceed despite possible danger or risk:
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  1. To proceed despite possible danger or risk:
  2. (Intransitive) to dare to engage in; to attempt without any certainty of success. Used with at or on
  3. To risk or offer.
To search carefully, systematically, or scientifically for oil, minerals, treasure, etc.
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  1. To search carefully, systematically, or scientifically for oil, minerals, treasure, etc.
  2. To search into or travel in for the purpose of discovery:
  3. To travel in (a region previously unknown or little known) in order to learn about its natural features, inhabitants, etc.
To distinguish or identify something, such as a disease, by diagnosis.
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  1. To distinguish or identify something, such as a disease, by diagnosis.
  2. To analyze the nature or cause of:
  3. To identify (a person) as having a particular disease or condition by means of a diagnosis.
(Archaic) To find out or learn (something) through experience.
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  1. (Archaic) To find out or learn (something) through experience.
  2. (Math.) To test or verify the correctness of (a calculation, etc.)
  3. To test by experiment, a standard, etc.; subject to a testing process; try out
To search again.
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  1. To search again.
  2. To search or examine with continued care; to seek diligently.
  3. To engage in or perform research.
To demonstrate the truth or accuracy of, as by the presentation of evidence:
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  1. To demonstrate the truth or accuracy of, as by the presentation of evidence:
  2. To prove to be true by demonstration, evidence, or testimony; confirm or substantiate
  3. To test or check the accuracy or correctness of, as by investigation, comparison with a standard, or reference to the facts
To think about the various aspects of a given subject; meditate; ponder; esp., to conjecture
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  1. To think about the various aspects of a given subject; meditate; ponder; esp., to conjecture
  2. To engage in a course of reasoning often based on inconclusive evidence; conjecture or theorize.
  3. To buy or sell stocks, commodities, land, etc., usually in the face of higher than ordinary risk, hoping to take advantage of an expected rise or fall in price; also, to take part in any risky venture on the chance of making huge profits
To read or look at carefully:
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  1. To read or look at carefully:
  2. To perform a study of; investigate:
  3. To give attention, thought, or consideration to
To determine the qualifications, aptitude, or skills of by means of questions or exercises:
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  1. To determine the qualifications, aptitude, or skills of by means of questions or exercises:
  2. To study or analyze:
  3. To test by carefully questioning in order to find out the knowledge, skill, qualifications, etc. of (a student, witness, job applicant, etc.)
To look at very carefully; examine closely; inspect minutely
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  1. To look at very carefully; examine closely; inspect minutely
  2. To examine something with great care.
  3. To audit accounts etc in order to verify them.
To measure or apportion (a certain quantity) by weight. Often used with out:
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  1. To measure or apportion (a certain quantity) by weight. Often used with out:
  2. To balance or ponder in the mind; consider in order to make a choice
  3. To consider and choose carefully
To attempt; try:
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  1. To attempt; try:
  2. To examine by trial or experiment; put to a test:
  3. A quantitative determination of the amount of a given substance in a particular sample. Assays are regularly used to determine the purity of precious metals. They can be performed by wet methods or dry methods. In the wet method, the sample is dissolved in a reagent, like an acid, until the purified metal is separated out. In the dry method, the sample is mixed with a flux (a substance such as borax or silica that helps lower the melting temperature) and then the sample is heated to the point where impurities in the metal fuse with the flux, leaving the purified metal as a residue.
To digitize and record (small amounts of sound, music, etc.) for editing and using again in another context
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  1. To digitize and record (small amounts of sound, music, etc.) for editing and using again in another context
  2. To represent the value of (an analog signal) at a particular point in time by means of a piece of digital data.
  3. To take a sample of, especially to test or examine by a sample:
In surgery, to separate different anatomical structures along natural lines by dividing the connective tissue framework.
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  1. In surgery, to separate different anatomical structures along natural lines by dividing the connective tissue framework.
  2. To cut apart or separate tissue, especially for anatomical study.
  3. To examine, analyze, or criticize in minute detail:
(Idiomatic) To test something or someone; to evaluate, scrutinize or explore by testing or experimentation.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To test something or someone; to evaluate, scrutinize or explore by testing or experimentation.
To subject to a test; try
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  1. To subject to a test; try
  2. To give or undergo a diagnostic test or a test of quality, function, etc.
  3. To undergo a test.
To practice (a part in a play or a piece of music, for example) in preparation for a public performance.
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  1. To practice (a part in a play or a piece of music, for example) in preparation for a public performance.
  2. To drill or train (a person) by rehearsal
  3. To repeat, as what has been already said; to tell over again; to recite.
(Intransitive) To undergo a test before being selected; to audition.
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  1. (Intransitive) To undergo a test before being selected; to audition.
  2. To test something in order to see if it works.
To digitize and record (small amounts of sound, music, etc.) for editing and using again in another context
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  1. To digitize and record (small amounts of sound, music, etc.) for editing and using again in another context
  2. To represent the value of (an analog signal) at a particular point in time by means of a piece of digital data.
  3. To take a sample of, especially to test or examine by a sample:
The conducting of experiments
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  1. The conducting of experiments
  2. The act, process, or practice of experimenting.
An event, set of circumstances, etc. that proves or tries a person's qualities
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  1. An event, set of circumstances, etc. that proves or tries a person's qualities
  2. (Chem.) A trial or reaction for identifying a substance or ingredient
  3. A procedure for critical evaluation; a means of determining the presence, quality, or truth of something; a trial:
An instance of such a proceeding:
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  1. An instance of such a proceeding:
  2. The act or process of trying, testing, or putting to the proof; test
  3. A preliminary competition or test to determine qualifications, as in a sport.
To subject to a test; try
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  1. To subject to a test; try
  2. To give or undergo a diagnostic test or a test of quality, function, etc.
  3. To undergo a test.

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  • Test implies a putting of a thing to decisive proof by thorough examination or trial under controlled conditions and with fixed standards in mind a test of a new jet plane
  • Experiment implies a showing by trial whether a thing will be effective the honor system was instituted as an experiment and, in addition, is used of any action or process undertaken to discover something not yet known or to demonstrate something known experiments in nuclear physics
  • Trial implies the trying of a person or thing in order to establish worth in actual performance hired on trial
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