- experiment used once.
- Bible Reference: 2 Corinthians 9:13
- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: Yes
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: Yes
- Included in BDB: No
- G1382 Used 1 time
In worldly pleasure, Solomon's
1 Corinthians 21:1
EXPER'IMENT, noun [Latin experimentum, from experior, as in experience, which see.]
A trial; an act or operation designed to discover some unknown truth, principle or effect, or to establish it when discovered. Experiments in chimistry disclose the qualities of natural bodies. A series of experiments proves the uniformity of the laws of matter. It is not always safe to trust to a single experiment It is not expedient to try many experiments in legislation.
A political experiment cannot be made in a laboratory, nor determined in a few hours.
EXPER'IMENT, verb intransitive To make trial; to make an experiment; to operate on a body in such a manner as to discover some unknown fact, or to establish it when known. Philosophers experiment on natural bodies for the discovery of their qualities and combinations.
1. To try; to search by trial.
2. To experience. [Not used.]
EXPER'IMENT, verb transitive To try; to know by trial. [Little used.]
EXPERIMENT'AL, adjective Pertaining to experiment.
1. Known by experiment or trial; derived from experiment. experimental knowledge is the most valuable, because it is most certain, and most safely to be trusted.
2. Built on experiments; founded on trial and observations, or on a series of results, the effects of operations; as experimental philosophy.
3. Taught by experience; having personal experience.
Admit to the holy communion such only as profess and appear to be regenerated, and experimental christians.
4. Known by experience; derived from experience; as experimental religion.
EXPERIMENT'ALIST, noun One who makes experiments.
EXPERIMENT'ALLY, adverb By experiment; by trial; by operation and observation of results.
1. By experience; by suffering or enjoyment. We are all experimentally acquainted with pain and pleasure.
EXPER'IMENTER, noun One who makes experiments; one skilled in experiments.
EXPER'IMENTING, participle present tense Making experiments or trials.