experimental Definition

  • 1based on untested ideas or techniques and not yet established or finalized
  • 2relating to scientific experiments or methods

Using experimental: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "experimental" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The company is conducting experimental research on a new drug.

  • Example

    The artist's experimental style challenged traditional art forms.

  • Example

    The experimental results were inconclusive and require further testing.

experimental Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for experimental

Phrases with experimental

  • a film that explores new ideas and techniques, often outside the mainstream


    The experimental film festival showcased a variety of avant-garde films.

  • music that challenges traditional musical conventions and explores new sounds and techniques


    The composer's experimental music was met with mixed reviews.

  • a research design that tests the effectiveness of a new intervention or treatment


    The experimental design included a control group and a treatment group.

Origins of experimental

from Latin 'experimentum', meaning 'a trial'


Summary: experimental in Brief

The term 'experimental' [ɪkˌspɛrəˈmɛntl] refers to something based on untested ideas or techniques, often in the context of scientific research. It can also describe innovative or unconventional approaches in other fields, such as art or music. Examples include 'The company is conducting experimental research on a new drug,' and 'The artist's experimental style challenged traditional art forms.'

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