experience

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ɪkˈspɪəriəns/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ɪkˈspɪriəns/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ik spērē əns)


Inflections of 'experience' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
experiences
v 3rd person singular
experiencing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
experienced
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
experienced
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference Collins English Usage © 2020
experience - experiment
‘experience’
If you have experience of something, you have seen it, done it, or felt it.
Do you have any teaching experience?
I've had no experience of running a business.
An experience is something that happens to you or something that you do.
Moving house can be a stressful experience.
You say that someone has an experience.
I had a strange experience last night.
Be careful
Don't say that someone ‘makes an experience’.
‘experiment’
Don't use ‘experience’ to refer to a scientific test that is carried out in order to discover or prove something. Use experiment.
Laboratory experiments show that Vitamin D may slow cancer growth.
Try it out in an experiment.
You usually say that someone does, conducts, or carries out an experiment.
We decided to do an experiment.
Several experiments were conducted at the University of Zurich.
Be careful
Don't say that someone ‘makes an experiment’.
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