experiment in

experiment in (something)

To test or do research in a particular subject or area. It must be hard to compete with your sister when she's experimenting in astrophysics and your failing most of your classes.
See also: experiment

experiment in something

to conduct research or experiments about something. The research group is experimenting in the field of biomechanics. We want to experiment in thermodynamics.
See also: experiment
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Certainly," I answered--"unless I relieve you of all necessity for trying the experiment in the interval.
For the next twenty minutes I forgot everything but Meunier and the experiment in which he was so absorbed, that I think his senses would have been closed against all sounds or sights which had no relation to it.
FOOLING MOTHER NATURE The core of an experiment in behavioral science depends on changing one thing about an animal's world but leaving everything else the same.
In Anne Arundel County, Maryland, an experiment in such integrated patrol has led to dramatically increased productivity in a midnight patrol shift and has contributed to an overall decline in crime throughout the county.
This article discusses the ongoing integrated patrol experiment in Anne Arundel County and some of the factors that led to its development.
The discussion of immigration contains eye-opening findings based on Geyer's reporting - for instance, that the Border Patrol has been successful in containing illegal immigration when it has actually tried, as in an experiment in El Paso; or that the National Council of La Raza, an important advocacy group for Mexican-American interests, has almost no membership base and is funded nearly exclusively by foundation and government grants.
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