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a procedure done in order to discover or demonstrate some fact or general truth. adj., adj experimen´�tal.
control experiment one made under standard conditions, to test the correctness of other observations.
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con·trol ex·per·i·ment

an experiment used to check another, to verify the result, or to demonstrate what would have occurred had the factor under study been omitted or held constant.
See also: control, control animal.
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con·trol ex·per·i·ment

(kŏn-trōl' eks-per'i-mĕnt)
An experiment used to check another, to verify the result, or to demonstrate what would have occurred had the factor under study been omitted.
See also: control
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