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experience meaning and definition

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Definition of experience (noun)

  1. the accumulation of knowledge or skill that results from direct participation in events or activities
    • "a man of experience"; "experience is the best teacher"
    • antonym: inexperience
  2. the content of direct observation or participation in an event
    • "he had a religious experience"; "he recalled the experience vividly"
  3. an event as apprehended
    • "a surprising experience"; "that painful experience certainly got our attention"


Definition of experience (verb)

  1. go or live through
    • "We had many trials to go through"; "he saw action in Viet Nam"
    • synonyms: go through, see
  2. have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations
    • "I know the feeling!"; "have you ever known hunger?"; "I have lived a kind of hell when I was a drug addict"; "The holocaust survivors have lived a nightmare"; "I lived through two divorces"
    • synonyms: know, live
  3. go through (mental or physical states or experiences)
    • "get an idea"; "experience vertigo"; "get nauseous"; "receive injuries"; "have a feeling"
    • synonyms: get, have, receive
  4. undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind
    • "She felt resentful"; "He felt regret"
    • synonyms: feel
  5. undergo
    • "The stocks had a fast run-up"
    • synonyms: have
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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