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experimental

(ĭk-spĕr′ə-mĕn′tl)
adj.
1.
a. Relating to or based on experiment: experimental procedures; experimental results.
b. Given to experimenting.
2. Of the nature of an experiment; constituting or undergoing a test: an experimental drug.
3. Founded on experience; empirical.

ex·per′i·men′tal·ly adv.
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Experimentalists currently are looking for the Higgs particle, because theory suggests that it exists.
Experimentalist philosophers rejected both Browne's charmed philosophy of language and Hobbes' skeptical attitude toward spiritualism.
Moreover, some experimentalists suggest that layperson's intuitions are closely related to philosophical problems; they even imply that those intuitions advance theoretical theses.
Even more prominently, democratic experimentalists have called for very much the same approach to policymaking that antipoverty law has taken for at least the past four decades: decentralizing authority, broadening participation in policymaking, expanding reliance on the private sector, basing future policies on what experiments have found to be successful, and rejecting substantive individual rights.
The Music of Michael Nyman: Texts, Contexts and Intertexts is the first book-length publication on any British experimentalist since Michael Nyman's own Experimental Music: Cage and Beyond (2d ed., New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999; first edition, London: Studio Vista, 1974).
Gifted with great personal force and intelligence, at heart she is an experimentalist, a fierce explorer with a profound sense of structure.
Crawley is a distinguished biologist; therefore, his viewpoint is that of an experimentalist performing his own statistical analyses, whereas Maindonald and Braun are professional statisticians who collaborate with experimentalists.
It extends also to Bows, his praised "electronica'-flavored project, and to his most recent work as Music A.M., a collaboration with the innovative and highly influential German electronic experimentalists To Rococo Rot.
According to Clemson, Thies has assembled a team of experimentalists, theoreticians and computer-aided design specialists to help develop thermochemical processes for hydrogen production.
This is a golden age of physics in which a new generation of theoretical physicists, complemented by experimentalists, is coming up with theories to explain the physical basis of our world.
Feminist experimentalists were even more thoroughly excluded from narratives--and anthologies--of feminist writing, because the dominant feminist aesthetic located feminist activity in poetic content rather than form, insisting on the importance of accessible reportage and authentic personal testimony.
This compilation celebrates the legends and the modern experimentalists of a branch of music that evolved in the Caribbean.

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