Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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EXPERIMENT'AL, adjective Pertaining to experiment.

1. Known by experiment or trial; derived from experiment. experimental knowledge is the most valuable, because it is most certain, and most safely to be trusted.

2. Built on experiments; founded on trial and observations, or on a series of results, the effects of operations; as experimental philosophy.

3. Taught by experience; having personal experience.

Admit to the holy communion such only as profess and appear to be regenerated, and experimental christians.

4. Known by experience; derived from experience; as experimental religion.