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Experience

Ex`pe´ri`ence   Pronunciation: ĕks`pē´rĭ`enst
n.1.Trial, as a test or experiment.
She caused him to make experience
Upon wild beasts.
- Spenser.
2.The effect upon the judgment or feelings produced by any event, whether witnessed or participated in; personal and direct impressions as contrasted with description or fancies; personal acquaintance; actual enjoyment or suffering.
I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience.
- P. Henry
3.An act of knowledge, one or more, by which single facts or general truths are ascertained; experimental or inductive knowledge; hence, implying skill, facility, or practical wisdom gained by personal knowledge, feeling or action; as, a king without experience of war.
v. t.1.To make practical acquaintance with; to try personally; to prove by use or trial; to have trial of; to have the lot or fortune of; to have befall one; to be affected by; to feel; as, to experience pain or pleasure; to experience poverty; to experience a change of views.
[imp. & p. p. Experienced (ĕks*pē"rĭ*enst); p. pr. & vb. n. Experiencing (ĕks*pē"rĭ*en*sĭng).]
2.To exercise; to train by practice.
To experience religion
(Theol.) to become a convert to the doctrines of Christianity; to yield to the power of religious truth.
Noun1.experience - the accumulation of knowledge or skill that results from direct participation in events or activities; "a man of experience"; "experience is the best teacher"
Antonyms:
inexperience - lack of experience and the knowledge and understanding derived from experience
2.experience - the content of direct observation or participation in an event; "he had a religious experience"; "he recalled the experience vividly"
3.experience - an event as apprehended; "a surprising experience"; "that painful experience certainly got our attention"
Verb1.experience - go or live through; "We had many trials to go through"; "he saw action in Viet Nam"
Synonyms: go through, undergo, see
2.experience - have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations; "I know the feeling!"; "have you ever known hunger?"; "I have lived a kind of hell when I was a drug addict"; "The holocaust survivors have lived a nightmare"; "I lived through two divorces"
Synonyms: know, live
3.experience - of mental or physical states or experiences; "get an idea"; "experience vertigo"; "get nauseous"; "undergo a strange sensation"; "The chemical undergoes a sudden change"; "The fluid undergoes shear"; "receive injuries"; "have a feeling"
Synonyms: undergo, have, receive, get
4.experience - undergo an emotional sensation; "She felt resentful"; "He felt regret"
Synonyms: feel
5.experience - undergo; "The stocks had a fast run-up"
Synonyms: have
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