experimentation

experimentation
ex|pe|ri|men|ta|tion [ıkˌsperımenˈteıʃən] n [U]
1.) the process of testing various ideas, methods etc to find out how good or effective they are
experimentation with/in
experimentation with computer-assisted language learning
2.) 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 drugs
experimentation with
experimentation with cannabis
There is often a period of sexual experimentation during adolescence.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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