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EXPE'RIENCE, n. L. experientia, from experior, to try ex and ant. perior Gr. to attempt, whence pirate. Eng. to fare.The L. periculum, Eng. peril, are from the same root. We see the root of these words is to go, to fare, to drive, urge or press, to strain or stretch forward.

1. Trial, or a series of trials or experiments active effort or attempt to do or to prove something, or repeated efforts. A man attempts to raise wheat on moist or clayey ground his attempt fails of success experience proves that wheat will not flourish on such a soil. He repeats the trial, and his experience proves the same fact. A single trial is usually denominated an experiment experience may be a series of trials, or the result of such trials.
2. Observation of a fact or of the same facts or events happening under like circumstances.
3. Trial from suffering or enjoyment suffering itself the use of the senses as the experience we have of pain or sickness. We know the effect of light, of smell or of taste by experience. We learn the instability of human affairs by observation or by experience. We learn the value of integrity by experience. Hence,
4. Knowledge derived from trials, use, practice, or from a series of observations.

EXPE'RIENCE, To try by use, by suffering or by enjoyment. Thus we all experience pain, sorrow and pleasure we experience good and evil we often experience a change of sentiments and views.

1. To know by practice or trial to gain knowledge or skill by practice or by a series of observations.

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The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Experience'. King James Dictionary.

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