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experience meaning

EN[ɪkˈspɪɹ.i.ənts] [ɪkˈspɪə.ɹɪənts]
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WExperience
  • Experience is the knowledge or mastery of an event or subject gained through involvement in or exposure to it. Terms in philosophy, such as "empirical knowledge" or "a posteriori knowledge," are used to refer to knowledge based on experience.
  • The interrogation of experience has a long tradition in continental philosophy. Experience plays an important role in the philosophy of Søren Kierkegaard.
  • Certain religious traditions (such as types of Buddhism, Surat Shabd Yoga, mysticism and Pentecostalism) and educational paradigms with, for example, the conditioning of military recruit-training (also known as "boot camps"),
FR expérience

    Definition of experience in English Dictionary

  • NounPLexperiencesSUF-ence
    1. NC NU Event(s) of which one is cognizant.
      1. It was an experience he would not soon forget. ‎
    2. NC An activity which one has performed.
      1. “I have tried, as I hinted, to enlist the co-operation of other capitalists, but experience has taught me that any appeal is futile that does not impinge directly upon cupidity. …”
    3. NC A collection of events and/or activities from which an individual or group may gather knowledge, opinions, and skills.
      1. NU The knowledge thus gathered.
        1. In his submission to the UN, [Christof] Heyns points to the experience of drones. Unmanned aerial vehicles were intended initially only for surveillance, and their use for offensive purposes was prohibited, yet once strategists realised their perceived advantages as a means of carrying out targeted killings, all objections were swept out of the way.
    4. VerbSGexperiencesPRexperiencingPT, PPexperienced
      1. VT To observe certain events; undergo a certain feeling or process; or perform certain actions that may alter one or contribute to one's knowledge, opinions, or skills.
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • The director faithfully translated their experiences to film. ‎
          • Was she seeing another side of Douglas? The slick businessman, with a patronising air for those less experienced than he was? Well, sod that for a game of soldiers!
          • Hence, in determining whether a form should be ranked as a species or a variety, the opinion of naturalists having sound judgment and wide experience seems the only guide to follow.
        2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
          • Experienced fly-fishers prefer stockingfoot waders.
        3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • It is true that [ … ] the questions of the justification of inductive inferences normally lead to further problems, associated with the phenomenon of the underdetermination of theory by experience.
          • Dietrich and Lenya lacked a number of singerly virtues, but their strengths lay in a kind of extramusical quality of feeling and experience.
          • They've put John out to pasture and replaced him with someone who's got half his experience.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Nouns
          • Countable nouns
            • Singularia tantum
              • Uncountable nouns
            • Verbs
              • Transitive verbs
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            Meaning of experience for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "experience" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
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