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 for experiment
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Experiment \Ex*per"i*ment\, v. t.
     To try; to know, perceive, or prove, by trial or experience.
     [Obs.] --Sir T. Herbert.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Experiment \Ex*per"i*ment\, n. [L. experimentum, fr. experiri to
     try: cf. OF. esperiment, experiment. See Experience.]
     1. A trial or special observation, made to confirm or
        disprove something uncertain; esp., one under controlled
        conditions determined by the experimenter; an act or
        operation undertaken in order to discover some unknown
        principle or effect, or to test, establish, or illustrate
        some hypothesis, theory, or known truth; practical test;
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              A political experiment can not be made in a
              laboratory, nor determined in a few hours. --J.
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     2. Experience. [Obs.]
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              Adam, by sad experiment I know
              How little weight my words with thee can find.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Experiment \Ex*per"i*ment\ ([e^]ks*p[e^]r"[i^]*ment), v. t.
     [imp. & p. p. Experimented; p. pr. & vb. n.
     To make experiment; to operate by test or trial; -- often
     with on, upon, or in, referring to the subject of an
     experiment; with, referring to the instrument; and by,
     referring to the means; as, to experiment upon electricity;
     he experimented in plowing with ponies, or by steam power.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the act of conducting a controlled test or investigation
           [syn: experiment, experimentation]
      2: the testing of an idea; "it was an experiment in living";
         "not all experimentation is done in laboratories" [syn:
         experiment, experimentation]
      3: a venture at something new or different; "as an experiment he
         decided to grow a beard"
      v 1: to conduct a test or investigation; "We are experimenting
           with the new drug in order to fight this disease"
      2: try something new, as in order to gain experience; "Students
         experiment sexually"; "The composer experimented with a new
         style" [syn: experiment, try out]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  66 Moby Thesaurus words for "experiment":
     analysis, analyze, approach, assay, attempt, bid, bring to test,
     confirm, crack, cut and try, effort, endeavor, enquiry, essay,
     examination, examine, experimentation, fling, gambit, give a try,
     give a tryout, go, have a go, inquiry, investigate, investigation,
     lick, move, offer, play around with, policy, practice upon, probe,
     procedure, proof, prove, put to trial, research, road-test,
     run a sample, sample, scrutinize, search, shake down, shot, stab,
     step, stroke, strong bid, study, substantiate, taste, tentative,
     test, trial, trial and error, trial run, try, try anything once,
     try it on, try out, undertaking, validate, verify, weigh, whack

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Experiment, GA -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Georgia
     Population (2000):    3233
     Housing Units (2000): 1259
     Land area (2000):     3.040371 sq. miles (7.874524 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    3.040371 sq. miles (7.874524 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            28296
     Located within:       Georgia (GA), FIPS 13
     Location:             33.274505 N, 84.274758 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Experiment, GA

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