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Another word for experiment

  1. An operation employed to resolve an uncertainty

      1. The conducting of experiments
      2. The act, process, or practice of experimenting.
      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:
      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.
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  1. To engage in experiments

      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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Another word for experiment

  1. An operation to establish a principle or a truth

      1. A preliminary competition or test to determine qualifications, as in a sport.
      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
      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:
      1. A separating or breaking up of any whole into its parts, esp. with an examination of these parts to find out their nature, proportion, function, interrelationship, etc.
      2. A statement of the results of this process
      3. (Linguis.) The use of word order and uninflected function words rather than inflection to express syntactic relationships
      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
      1. An investigation or inspection made for the purpose of diagnosis.
      2. A set of questions asked in testing or interrogating; test
      3. An examining or being examined; investigation; inspection; checkup; scrutiny; inquiry; testing
      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.
      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.
      1. The conducting of experiments
      2. The act, process, or practice of experimenting.
      1. The act of inspecting.
      2. Critical examination
      3. Official examination or review, as of barracks or troops.
      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.
      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.
      1. Close, careful examination or observation.
      2. A careful, continuous watch; surveillance
      3. A lengthy, searching look
      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.
      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.
      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
      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
      1. A verifying or being verified; establishment or confirmation of the truth or accuracy of a fact, theory, etc.
      2. (Law) A formal phrase used in concluding a plea, to denote confirmation by evidence.
      3. (Mathematics) The operation of testing the equation of a problem, to see whether it truly expresses the conditions of the problem.
      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.
      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.
      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
      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.
  2. A trial arrangement

      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.
      1. A trying, troublesome, or annoying person or thing:
      2. An attempt; endeavor; effort
      3. The act or process of testing, trying, or putting to the proof:
      1. 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
      2. Release of a person from commitment for insanity, subject to reversal in the event of a relapse into insanity.
      3. A trial period in which a student is given time to try to redeem failing grades or bad conduct.
      1. Harmony of opinion; accord:
      2. (Grammar) Correspondence in gender, number, case, or person between words.
      3. An arrangement between parties, usually resulting from a discussion, regarding a course of action.
      1. An attack; an assault:
      2. An effort or a try.
      1. An initial prototype where minor and major glitches have not been addressed.
      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.
      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.
      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
      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.
      1. An undertaking; project
      2. Industrious, systematic activity, especially when directed toward profit:
      3. An undertaking, especially one of some scope, complication, and risk.
      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:
      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
      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)
  1. To investigate scientifically

      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.
      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
      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
      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:
      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:
      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
      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.
      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.
      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.
      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
      1. To search again.
      2. To search or examine with continued care; to seek diligently.
      3. To engage in or perform research.
      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
      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
      1. To read or look at carefully:
      2. To perform a study of; investigate:
      3. To give attention, thought, or consideration to
      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.)
      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.
      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
      1. To subject (a metal, for example) to chemical analysis so as to determine the strength or quality of its components.
      2. To attempt; try:
      3. To examine by trial or experiment; put to a test:
      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:
      1. To examine or analyze closely
      2. To cut apart or separate tissue, especially for anatomical study.
      3. To examine, analyze, or criticize in minute detail:
      1. (Idiomatic) To test something or someone; to evaluate, scrutinize or explore by testing or experimentation.
  2. To put on trial

Synonym Study

  • 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