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'act of trying'
, from experiri
'to try out'
knowledge or skill that you gain from doing a job or activity, or the process of doing this
You've got a lot of experience of lecturing.
my experience in many areas of the music business
He had no
of managing a farm.
The advice in the booklet reflects the
we have gained
experience gained by actually doing something, rather than knowledge from books etc
in fashion design.
She was turned down on the grounds of
lack of experience
experience gained by doing something myself
of running a school.
The programme enables pupils to gain some experience of the world of work.
knowledge of life
knowledge that you gain about life and the world by being in different situations and meeting different people, or the process of gaining this
in somebody's experience
In his experience, women did not like getting their feet wet and muddy.
know/learn/speak from experience
Being a parent isn't easy, as I know from experience.
All animals appear to have some capacity to learn from experience.
I speak from
having learnt something because something unpleasant happened
From personal experience, she knew and understood the problems of alcohol addiction.
experience shows/suggests that
Beth's experience suggests that people don't really change deep down.
something that happens
something that happens to you or something you do, especially when this has an effect on what you feel or think
This was my first experience of living with other people.
Failing an exam was a new experience for me.
The two children in this story have been through a lot of
Parachuting is quite an experience.
This romantic evening cruise is a memorable experience.
a situation in which you feel, hear, or see something that affects you strongly and makes you believe in God
This kind of religious experience was a sign of God's special favour.
the black/female/Russian etc experience
events or knowledge shared by the members of a particular society or group of people
No writer expresses the black experience with such passion as Toni Morisson.
a system in which a student can work for a company in order to learn about a job, or the period during which a student does this
Ella is about to do work experience with a clothing manufacturer.
on work experience
students on work experience
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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