• IPA: /ɨkspɛɹəˈmɛntəl/, /ɨkˌspɛɹəˈmɛntəl/


  1. Pertaining to or founded on experiment.
    Chemistry is an experimental science.
  2. (sciences) Serving to be experimented upon; used in an experiment.
    • 1997, Roy Porter, The Greatest Benefit to Mankind, Folio Society 2016, p. 541:
      Brown-Séquard, noting that Addison's disease involved the failure of the adrenal (or suprarenal) glands near the kidneys, removed them in experimental animals, and thus proved they were necessary for life […].
  3. Serving as an experiment; serving to experiment.
    his experimental band
    an experimental engine
  4. Experiential, empirical.
    experimental knowledge
  • German: experimentell
  • Italian: sperimentale
  • Portuguese: experimental
  • Russian: эксперимента́льный
  • Spanish: experimental

experimental (plural experimentals)

  1. The subject of an experiment.

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