experimentation experimentation  /ɪk ˌspɛ rə mən ˈteɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) the testing of an idea
  2. (n) the act of conducting a controlled test or investigation



  1. His unrelenting experimentation in fashion, art and photography offers us endless possibilities yet is always grounded and relevant.
  2. In the face of the hook-up culture of casual sexual experimentation, he explains, with its potential physical and emotional risks, he wants to model an alternative.
  3. Synonymous with musical innovation, the Kronos Quartet is known for its unique artistic vision and fearless dedication to experimentation.


  1. Hacker School: Where Students and Instructors Learn Together

    With recent advances in technology, we've seen unprecedented innovation in education — from online master's degrees to webinars, and new ways to collaborate with other students around the world. Furthermore, we've seen an enormous increase in software development programming courses such as Codecademy and Treehouse . In the midst of all the education reform and experimentation, Hacker School ...
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Mashable

  2. MGMT Reveals Full Track List For Third Studio Album

    One of the original pioneers of the ‘rock n’ rave’ culture, MGMT (aka Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser) are back with their self-titled third studio album set to drop September 17. With longtime collaborator and co-producer Dave Fridmann, the album promises to execute the duo’s knack for musical experimentation to the fullest with various in-studio writing methods and a diverse collection ...
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Vibe Magazine

  3. Heroin deaths spike in Onondaga County; use spreads from city to suburbs

    Experts attribute the spike to prescription drug abuse, both from addiction to painkillers and recreational experimentation.
    on June 25, 2013     Source: The Post-Standard


  1. "Charter schools that are successful will get the support they need to grow," Obama said in Riverside, Ohio. "And charters that aren't will get shut down. I want experimentation, but I also want accountability."
    on Sep 10, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: MiamiHerald.com

  2. "I find it very difficult to support a legal regime that results in the creation of a form of human life for the single and explicit purpose of conducting experimentation on that form of human life," Rudd said.
    on Dec 6, 2006 By: Kevin Rudd Source: FOX News

  3. "My life after Marcia Brady was a whirlwind of experimentation and searching that evolved into a grim spiral of avoidance, denial and self-destruction," writes McCormick, 52, who also talks about battling her weight and depression.
    on Oct 13, 2008 By: Maureen McCormick Source: Reuters UK

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