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( ik-sper′ə-men-tāshən )



  1. Act, process, practice of an experiment; using experiments.

In modern philosophy of science it is the use of observation, classification, prediction and verification of a given hypothesis according to proper experiences. Claimed to be innovations promoted by the 17th century English philosopher Francis Bacon in modern time, the support of experimental method and critique of empty theorizing can be traced back to Aristotle.


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