ex|per|i|men|tal|ly [ ık,sperı`mentli ] adverb
1. ) in order to try new ideas or methods to see whether they are successful and reliable:
The treatment has been used experimentally, but it is too early to tell whether it works.
2. ) in a way that is related to or involves the use of scientific experiments:
His theories have been confirmed experimentally.
3. ) in a way that allows you to see what something is like or what effect it has:
I stepped experimentally into the icy water.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • Experimentally — Ex*per i*men tal*ly, adv. By experiment; by experience or trial. J. S. Mill. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • experimentally — ex|per|i|men|tal|ly [ıkˌsperıˈmentl i] adv 1.) relating to experiments ▪ data obtained experimentally 2.) in a way that involves using new ideas or methods ▪ The drugs are being used experimentally on patients suffering from breast cancer. 3.) if …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • experimentally — adverb 1 in a way that is connected with experiments: data obtained experimentally 2 in a way that involves using new ideas or methods: The Americans experimentally exploded the first nuclear weapon in the history of mankind. 3 if you do… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • experimentally — adv. Experimentally is used with these verbs: ↑confirm, ↑demonstrate, ↑investigate, ↑measure, ↑observe, ↑test …   Collocations dictionary

  • experimentally — experimental ► ADJECTIVE 1) based on untested ideas or techniques and not yet established or finalized. 2) of or relating to scientific experiments. 3) (of art, music, etc.) radically new and innovative. DERIVATIVES experimentalism noun… …   English terms dictionary

  • experimentally — adverb in an experimental fashion (Freq. 5) this can be experimentally determined • Syn: ↑by experimentation, ↑through an experiment • Derived from adjective: ↑experimental …   Useful english dictionary

  • experimentally — adverb see experimental …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • experimentally — See experimental. * * * …   Universalium

  • experimentally — adverb in the manner of an experiment …   Wiktionary

  • experimentally — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. tentatively, temporarily, on trial, provisionally, on probation, analytically, step by step, empirically, by trial and error …   English dictionary for students

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