[n] the act of conducting a controlled test or investigation
[n] a venture at something new or different; "as an experiment he decided to grow a beard"
[n] the testing of an idea; "it was an experiment in living"; "not all experimentation is done in laboratories"
[v] to conduct a test or investigation; "We are experimenting with the new drug in order to fight this disease"
[v] try something new, as in order to gain experience; "Students experiment sexually"; "The composer experimented with a new style"