DictionaryThesaurusScrabbleExamplesQuiz

experience meaning

EN[ɪkˈspɪɹ.i.ənts] [ɪkˈspɪə.ɹɪənts]
US
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
          • Terry is like many parents — so eager to give their children the benefit of their experience that they often overcoach.
          • When we see someone eat a hamburger in a commercial, we store that experience as having happened in reality when, in reality, it was a case of virtual consumption.
          • Frequently, the first "off" time is experienced after the longest delay between two doses of medication, which is usually between the last does in the evening and the first does in the morning.
        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.
          • I set down this account so others may benefit from my experience.
          • Technology shrinks and expands at the same time: we launched PORTER, our glossy shoppable print magazine in February 2014, because our customers enjoy 360-degree immersive experiences.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Nouns
          • Countable nouns
            • Singularia tantum
              • Uncountable nouns
            • Verbs
              • Transitive verbs
            Related Links:
            1. en experienced
            2. en experiences
            3. en experiencer
            4. en experiencers
            5. en experiencedly
            Source: Wiktionary

            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.
            Difficultness: Level 1
            12345678910
            Easy     ➨     Difficult
            Definiteness: Level 9
            12345678910
            Definite    ➨     Versatile
            0.12