experimental vs observational what difference

what is difference between experimental and observational

English

Etymology

experiment +‎ -al

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɨkspɛɹəˈmɛntəl/, /ɨkˌspɛɹəˈmɛntəl/
  • Rhymes: -ɛntəl

Adjective

experimental (comparative more experimental, superlative most experimental)

  1. Pertaining to or founded on experiment.
  2. (sciences) Serving to be experimented upon; used in an experiment.
    • 1997, Roy Porter, The Greatest Benefit to Mankind, Folio Society 2016, p. 541:
      Brown-Séquard, noting that Addison’s disease involved the failure of the adrenal (or suprarenal) glands near the kidneys, removed them in experimental animals, and thus proved they were necessary for life […].
  3. Serving as an experiment; serving to experiment.
    his experimental band
    an experimental engine
  4. Experiential, empirical.
    experimental knowledge

Derived terms

  • experimentally

Translations

Noun

experimental (plural experimentals)

  1. The subject of an experiment.

See also

  • control

References


Catalan

Adjective

experimental (masculine and feminine plural experimentals)

  1. experimental

Derived terms

  • experimentalisme
  • experimentalista
  • experimentalment

Related terms

  • experiment
  • experimentar

Further reading

  • “experimental” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “experimental” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.
  • “experimental” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
  • “experimental” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

French

Adjective

experimental (feminine singular experimentale, masculine plural experimentaux, feminine plural experimentales)

  1. Misspelling of expérimental.

Galician

Adjective

experimental m or f (plural experimentais)

  1. experimental

Related terms

  • experimento

Further reading

  • “experimental” in Dicionario da Real Academia Galega, Royal Galician Academy.

Interlingua

Adjective

experimental (not comparable)

  1. experimental

Related terms

  • experimento

Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: ex‧pe‧ri‧men‧tal
  • Rhymes: -al, -aw

Adjective

experimental m or f (plural experimentais, comparable)

  1. experimental (of, pertaining to or being an experiment)

Further reading

  • “experimental” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

Romanian

Etymology

From French expérimental, from Latin experimentalis.

Adjective

experimental m or n (feminine singular experimentală, masculine plural experimentali, feminine and neuter plural experimentale)

  1. experiential

Declension


Spanish

Adjective

experimental (plural experimentales)

  1. experimental

Related terms

  • experimento

Further reading

  • “experimental” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.


English

Etymology

observation +‎ -al

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌɒbzəˈveɪʃənəl/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌɑbzɚˈveɪʃənəl/

Adjective

observational (comparative more observational, superlative most observational)

  1. Relating to observation, especially scientific observation.

Derived terms


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