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experimentation

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishexperimentationex‧pe‧ri‧men‧ta‧tion /ɪkˌsperəmenˈteɪʃən/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 1 TEST/EXPERIMENTthe process of testing various ideas, methods etc to find out how good or effective they areexperimentation with/in 🔊 experimentation with computer-assisted language learning2 the process of performing scientific tests to find out if a particular idea is true or to obtain more information 🔊 The issue of animal experimentation is an emotive subject.3 when you try doing something to find out what it feels like, for example having sex or using illegal drugsexperimentation with 🔊 experimentation with cannabis 🔊 There is often a period of sexual experimentation during adolescence.
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experimentationInnovation and experimentation can be honored only if the end result is awe-inspiring.We want to understand it better and to encourage openness and experimentation in these early stages.It is precisely because such a code does not exist, that we live in a period of uncertainty and experimentation.Yet he knew from bitter experience that forging such a bond in the late twentieth century entailed experimentation and error.Policies must be flexible, and allow for extensive experimentation in new forms of rural economic activity.Is the kind of thinking required for scientific experimentation the same kind required for civic virtue?Ideas about representing the structure of energy and movement were sought through experimentation with new materials and light.True, we still lost, 7-2, but that is what experimentation is all about.experimentation with/inExperimentation in health-care reform should be left to each state.We want to understand it better and to encourage openness and experimentation in these early stages.We encourage experimentation in the broadest sense of the word.Policies must be flexible, and allow for extensive experimentation in new forms of rural economic activity.Further experimentation with more leaves of the same tree convinced Shen Nung of the value of the plant as a health-giving medicine.The difficulties of experimentation in this area are well known.A period of experimentation in which the future leader is able to try out and refine his or her idea.Some experimentation with backgrounds is indicated.Subsequent experimentation with fumes from cooking and coal fires produced the same results.
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