ex|pe|ri|ence1 W1S1 [ıkˈspıəriəns US -ˈspır-] n
2¦(knowledge of life)¦
3¦(something that happens)¦
4 the black/female/Russian etc experience
5 work experience
[Date: 1300-1400; : French; Origin: Latin experientia '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
experience of/in/with
You've got a lot of experience of lecturing.
my experience in many areas of the music business
He had no previous experience of managing a farm.
The advice in the booklet reflects the practical experience we have gained (=experience gained by actually doing something, rather than knowledge from books etc) .
I had some experience in fashion design.
She was turned down on the grounds of lack of experience .
I have first-hand experience (=experience gained by doing something myself) of running a school.
gain/get experience
The programme enables pupils to gain some experience of the world of work.
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 sb'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 bitter experience (=having learnt something because something unpleasant happened) .
personal/previous/past experience
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 to you or something you do, especially when this has an effect on what you feel or think
childhood experiences
experience of/with
This was my first experience of living with other people.
experience for
Failing an exam was a new experience for me.
I had a similar experience last year.
The two children in this story have been through a lot of bad experiences .
Parachuting is quite an experience.
memorable/unforgettable experience
This romantic evening cruise is a memorable experience.
religious 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.
4.) 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.
5.) work experience
BrE 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
experience 2
experience2 W2S2 v [T]
1.) if you experience a problem, event, or situation, it happens to you or affects you
experience problems/difficulties
Many old people will experience problems as the result of retirement.
Children need to experience things for themselves in order to learn from them.
2.) to feel a particular emotion, pain etc
Many women experience feelings of nausea during pregnancy.

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