Pronunciation: ( —n.ik-sper'u-munt; —v.ek-sper'u-ment"),[key] —n. 1. a test, trial, or tentative procedure; an act or operation for the purpose of discovering something unknown or of testing a principle, supposition, etc.: a chemical experiment; a teaching experiment; an experiment in living. 2. the conducting of such operations; experimentation: a product that is the result of long experiment. 3. Obs.experience.
—v.i. to try or test, esp. in order to discover or prove something: to experiment with a new procedure.