US: /ɪkˈspɛɹəmənt/
UK: /ɛkspˈɛɹɪmənt/

English Vietnamese dictionary

experiment /iks'periment - iks'periment/
  • iks'periment/
  • nội động từ+ (experimentalise)/eks,peri'mentəlaiz/ (experimentalize)/eks,peri'mentəlaiz/
    • (+ on, with) thí nghiệm, thử
    • danh từ
      • cuộc thí nghiệm
      • sự thí nghiệm, sự thử

    Advanced English dictionary

    noun, verb
    + noun [C, U]
    1 a scientific test that is carried out in order to study what happens and to gain new knowledge: to do / perform / carry out / conduct an experiment + proved / shown by experiment + laboratory experiments + Many people do not like the idea of experiments on animals. + The results of the experiment were inconclusive. + Facts can be established by observation and experiment.
    2 ~ (in sth) a new activity, idea or method that you try out to see what happens or what effect it has: the country's brief experiment in democracy + I've never cooked this before so it's an experiment. + The system was installed four years ago as an experiment.
    + verb [V] ~ (on sb/sth)
    ~ (with sth)
    1 to carry out a scientific experiment or experiments: Some people feel that experimenting on animals causes unnecessary suffering.
    2 to try or test new ideas, methods, etc. to find out what effect they have: He wanted to experiment more with different textures in his paintings. + I experimented until I got the recipe just right.
    experimenter noun

    Thesaurus dictionary

    1 test, trial, investigation, inquiry or enquiry, examination, experimentation, research, proof:
    Experiment has shown that the ointment cures many minor skin ailments.
    2 procedure, policy:
    Totalitarianism seems to have failed as a political experiment.
    3 experiment on or with. test, try, examine, investigate, research, probe:
    The time has come to experiment on human subjects. Artists now experiment with many media, from canvas to computers.

    Collocation dictionary


    protesting against animal experiments
    | field, laboratory | educational, medical, psychological, scientific | practical | thought
    His efforts involved thought experiments and analogies, rather than detailed experimentation.
    | simple | brief | careful, control
    controlled | interesting | ingenious | pioneering | bold
    the country's bold experiment with economic reform
    | successful, unsuccessful | pilot, preliminary | further
    Further experiments will be carried out to verify this result.
    | celebrated, classic/classical, famous, well-known
    Pavlov's famous experiment with the dog and the dinner bell
    | unique
    Brazil's unique experiment with alcohol-fuelled cars


    carry out, conduct, do, perform | try
    The school decided to try an experiment in single-sex teaching.
    | design | set up | describe, report
    a classic experiment reported in 1964


    confirm sth, demonstrate sth, find sth, illustrate sth, prove sth, show sth | indicate sth, suggest sth | be aimed at sth, be designed to do sth
    an experiment aimed at cutting road deaths resulting from excessive speeding
    | involve sth, use sth | be successful, work
    If the conditions are not right, the experiment will not work.
    | fail


    by ~
    The appropriate concentration of the drug is best determined by experiment.
    | during an/the ~
    The animals seemed healthy during the experiment.
    | in an/the ~
    In these experiments, chilling is necessary.
    | ~ in
    the country's brief experiment in multi-party democracy
    | ~ on
    The team carried out experiments on cancer tissue.
    | ~ with
    conducting an experiment with zinc chips and hydrochloric acid




    begin to | continue to


    They experimented successfully on the plants to discover disease-resistant varieties.
    | with
    We have experimented with various different designs of kite.

    Concise English dictionary

    +the act of conducting a controlled test or investigation
    +the testing of an idea
    +a venture at something new or different
    +to conduct a test or investigation
    +try something new, as in order to gain experience