Definition of experimentally adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɪkˌsperɪˈmentəli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˌsperɪˈmentəli//
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  1. 1in a way that is connected with or involves scientific experiments This theory can be confirmed experimentally.
  2. 2in a way that involves trying new ideas, forms or methods to find out what effect they have The new drug is being used experimentally on some patients.
  3. 3in a way that involves doing something in order to see what happens He moved his shoulder experimentally to see if it still hurt.