(Ex*pe`ri*en"tial) a. Derived from, or pertaining to, experience. Coleridge.

It is called empirical or experiential . . . because it is divan to us by experience or observation, and not obtained as the result of inference or reasoning.
Sir. W. Hamiltion.

Ex*pe`ri*en"tial*ly, adv. DR. H. More.

(Ex*pe`ri*en"tial*ism) n. (Philos.) The doctrine that experience, either that ourselves or of others, is the test or criterion of general knowledge; — opposed to intuitionalism.

Experientialism is in short, a philosophical or logical theory, not a psychological one.
G. C. Robertson.

(Ex*pe`ri*en"tial*ist), n. One who accepts the doctrine of experientialism. Also used adjectively.

(Ex*per"i*ment) n. [L. experimentum, fr. experiri to try: cf. OF. esperiment, experiment. See Experience.]

1. A trial or special observation, made to confirm or disprove something doubtful; esp., one under conditions determined by the experimenter; an act or operation undertaken in order to discover some unknown principle or effect, or to test, establish, or illustrate some suggested or known truth; practical test; proof.

A political experiment can not be made in a laboratory, nor determined in a few hours.
J. Adams.

2. Experience. [Obs.]

Adam, by sad experiment I know
How little weight my words with thee can find.

(Ex*per"i*ment) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Experimented; p. pr. & vb. n. Experinenting.] To make experiment; to operate by test or trial; — often with on, upon, or in, referring to the subject of an experiment; with, referring to the instrument; and by, referring to the means; as, to experiment upon electricity; he experimented in plowing with ponies, or by steam power.

(Ex*per"i*ment), v. t. To try; to know, perceive, or prove, by trial or experience. [Obs.] Sir T. Herbert.

(Ex*per`i*men"tal) a. [Cf.F. expérimental.]

1. Pertaining to experiment; founded on, or derived from, experiment or trial; as, experimental science; given to, or skilled in, experiment; as, an experimental philosopher.

2. Known by, or derived from, experience; as, experimental religion.

(Ex*per`i*men"tal*ist), n. One who makes experiments; an experimenter. Whaterly.

(Ex*per`i*men"tal*ize) v. i. To make experiments (upon); to experiment. J. S. Mill.

(Ex*per`i*men"tal*ly) adv. By experiment; by experience or trial. J. S. Mill.

(Ex*per`i*men*ta"ri*an) a. Relying on experiment or experience. "an experimentarian philosopher." Boyle.n. One who relies on experiment or experience. [Obs.]

(Ex*per`i*men*ta"tion) n. The act of experimenting; practice by experiment. J. S. Mill.

(Ex*per`i*men"ta*tive) a. Experimental; of the nature of experiment. [R.]

(Ex*per"i*men*ta`tor) n. [LL.] An experimenter. [R.]

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