Definition of 'experience'


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1. Event(s) of which one is cognizant.

2. Activity which one has performed.

3. The knowledge thus gathered.

4. Collection of events and/or activities from which an individual or group may gather knowledge, opinions, and skills.

5. The knowledge or skill so derived.

6. The apprehension of an object, thought, or emotion through the senses or mind.

7. An event or a series of events participated in or lived through.

8. Active participation in events or activities, leading to the accumulation of knowledge or skill.

9. The totality of such events in the past of an individual or group.

10. The effect upon the judgment or feelings produced by any event, whether witnessed or participated in; personal and direct impressions as contrasted with description or fancies; personal acquaintance; actual enjoyment or suffering.

11. An act of knowledge, one or more, by which single facts or general truths are ascertained; experimental or inductive knowledge; hence, implying skill, facility, or practical wisdom gained by personal knowledge, feeling or action.

12. obsolete Trial, as a test or experiment.

13. the accumulation of knowledge or skill that results from direct participation in events or activities

14. an event as apprehended

15. the content of direct observation or participation in an event

16. In philosophy, knowledge acquired through external or internal perception; also, the totality of the cognitions given by perception, taken in their connection; all that is perceived, understood, and remembered.

17. The state or fact of having made trial or proof, or of having acquired knowledge, wisdom, skill, etc., by actual trial or observation; also, the knowledge so acquired; personal and practical acquaintance with anything; experimental cognition or perception: as, he knows what suffering is by long experience; experience teaches even fools.

18. Synonyms Experience, Experiment, Observation. Experience is strictly that which befalls a man, or which he goes through, while experiment is that which one actively undertakes. Observation is looking on, without necessarily having any connection with the matter: it is one thing to know of a man's goodness or of the horrors of war by observation, and quite another to know of it or them by experience. To know of a man's goodness by experiment would be to have put it to actual and intentional test. Bee practice.

19. An individual or particular instance of trial or observation.

20. Specifically That which has been learned, suffered, or done, considered as productive of practical judgment and skill; the sum of practical wisdom taught by all the events, vicissitudes, and observations of one's life, or by any particular class or division of them.

21. A fixed mental impression or emotion; specifically, a guiding or controlling religious feeling, as at the time of conversion or resulting from subsequent influences.

22. transitive : 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.

23. undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind

24. undergo

25. go through (mental or physical states or experiences)

26. To learn by practical trial or proof; try or prove by use, by suffering, or by enjoyment; have happen to or befall one; acquire a perception of; undergo: as, we all experience pain, sorrow, and pleasure; we experience good and evil; we often experience a change of sentiments and views, or pleasurable or painful sensations.

27. To practise or drill; exercise.

28. To participate in personally; undergo.

29. To make practical acquaintance with; to try personally; to prove by use or trial; to have trial of; to have the lot or fortune of; to have befall one; to be affected by; to feel

30. To exercise; to train by practice.

31. (Theol.) to become a convert to the doctrines of Christianity; to yield to the power of religious truth.


1. This year she released a book about her experiences.

2. Cue extreme irritation from anyone who has experienced actual grief.

3. They hold the knowledge and experience that needs to quickly cascade down.

4. We asked you to tell us the companies you felt went that extra mile to make your holiday experiences exceptional.

5. In effect what you are hoping to avoid happening and you experience what feels like an overreaction by others towards your illness.

6. They must not take only City experience into account.

7. I have had some bad experiences in the past.

8. Only the person experiencing the pain can know how bad that pain is,' she said.

9. The foundation also carries out research on the economic experiences of people who earn low wages.

10. You know how it made you feel after one experience.

11. You get a bit of a worldly experience to go with it.

12. The sales pitch suggests that the experience will build character and transform lives.

13. The younger players will remember today because sometimes a bad experience is actually better for you.

14. Yet she has also experienced the negative side of social media.

15. That takes experience and a bit of knowhow.

16. Or do you just take a holiday to experience somewhere real?

17. He has so much experience and knowledge.

18. We know from experience that beauty is fleeting.

19. It can make the whole experience far more pleasant.

20. Many people experience grief in an angry way.

21. They do a mixture of classroom learning and gaining experience on the job.

22. The first is that experience is important.

23. That is par for the course and on past experience is about to come to an end.

24. The ideal seemed so remote from actual experience that neither could view it as realistic.

25. You have to experience festivals in person to truly understand what is happening.

26. We have experienced some bad times together.

27. They are often able to speed up the mortgage process because of their experience and contacts.

28. There is a yearning here for common experience.

29. This will get easier as you become more experienced in looking after your own health care.

30. This season we should take care of it because we have the experience to take care of it.

31. The fund helps entrepreneurs and academics, who often have little or no business experience.

32. ‘In fact, my experience on the ground in the region also highlights an extremely difficult road ahead.’

33. ‘A couple of people on our steering committee had contacts and direct experience with people in Africa.’

34. ‘Students, as you may already know through experience or observation, do not have much money.’

35. ‘Bill is never a paragraph away from an anecdote, and everything he says is rooted in experience and fact.’

36. ‘In so far as it goes, it is based on fact, experience and experiment.’

37. ‘Start with observation, ordinary sensory experience of the world around you.’

38. ‘In fact, direct experience can be a fast way for kids to learn the ropes of misleading ad campaigns.’

39. ‘None of this denies the epistemic role of experience, of observation, in scientific inquiry.’

40. ‘We have no experience with the full 2005 aero package.’

41. ‘Does it draw accurately from our experience and whatever facts we can find?’

42. ‘In my experience most in fact do see their employees as being a valuable contribution to their business.’

43. ‘The fact that we need experience to grasp this meaning is irrelevant.’

44. ‘In fact my experience is that these boots are simply not waterproof.’

45. ‘The Brits have in fact had first-hand experience and proved themselves worthy.’

46. ‘The third chapter was particularly good, if only because I have a tiny amount of personal experience of events.’

47. ‘Here is one painful lesson learned from experience that I would like to pass on to others.’

48. ‘In fact, experience shows that intelligence extracted by duress is often flawed.’

49. ‘It argues that observation and experience are keys to constructing and judging scientific theories.’

50. ‘It's a sad fact that age and experience are no longer accorded a proper respect in our society.’

51. ‘As time passed and his consciousness developed, he acquired knowledge by experience.’

52. ‘Along the way, your team gains experience and develops their skills.’

53. ‘How did he gain the necessary experience in public relations consulting?’

54. ‘We send officers abroad to gain experience and pass that knowledge to the other members.’

55. ‘As training will be provided, no experience or skills are necessary, but they would be an advantage.’

56. ‘She also worked in London, where she gained experience in the health and beauty industry.’

57. ‘He happened to be a barrister with considerable and very relevant professional experience and skills.’

58. ‘Others, however, who stay to gain management experience as officers and NCOs are highly regarded.’

59. ‘Our salaries and recognition of our professional skills and experience have been eroded over many years.’

60. ‘He will apply them with the benefit of his professional skill and experience.’

61. ‘A great deal of training and experience is necessary to refine those technical skills.’

62. ‘She opted to gain more field experience as well as pay off debt acquired over four years.’

63. ‘The international vision is often based on earlier management experience and knowledge.’

64. ‘No experience is necessary, as professional instructors will provide full training.’

65. ‘She said it was also necessary to have past experience of working in the show.’

66. ‘In addition they will gain valuable experience which could help them find employment or training opportunities.’

67. ‘He said it was a pleasure to fish with such experts, who had 60 years fishing experience between them.’

68. ‘The fact that I have experience in that field might help but I will only offer my advice if asked for it.’

69. ‘Most probably the oil industry will want to use his experience and contacts in some broader role.’

70. ‘Not only does he have sound experience in organising major events, he is very familiar with the city and its local communities.’

71. ‘At 18 she started working in Ibiza and built up contacts and experience.’

72. ‘All the teachers involved were impressed by the learning experiences of the children.’

73. ‘One of the most enjoyable experiences was a visit to one of the famous Hungarian thermal bath houses.’

74. ‘The former maths teacher who grew up on Arran is strong on learning experiences.’

75. ‘Many have found it to be one of the most profound and enjoyable experiences of their lives.’

76. ‘One of my most complicated and enjoyable roleplaying experiences was when I was playing in a game as a double agent.’

77. ‘In other words are there any unpleasant experiences associated with this event?’

78. ‘I want him to write all the stuff he can remember about his early exploits and wartime experiences.’

79. ‘For me, it was one of the most intriguing and enjoyable experiences of the festival.’

80. ‘Our group is putting together a film of the visit, and we are only too happy to speak about our experiences at public events.’

81. ‘Participants were asked to recall a traumatic event from their experiences.’

82. ‘These experiences are stored in the form of subtle impressions in our subconscious mind.’

83. ‘Future events will include a dance workshop and discussion of personal experiences.’

84. ‘During that period she suffered extremely traumatic experiences which it is not necessary to recount.’

85. ‘Does anybody think that the larger the scale of event, the more people will have these types of experiences?’

86. ‘Traumatic experiences often put this conviction to the test - but the test can be passed.’

87. ‘A parent can make or break a kid by providing positive or negative experiences.’

88. ‘Talking about bad service, I've had my fair share of experiences in the past month.’

89. ‘Although it is often used in a religious context, it is entirely appropriate to apply it to secular experiences.’

90. ‘She treasured and shared this experience and kept contact with the friends she made there.’

91. ‘That experience precipitated my first contact as an employee with a union.’

92. ‘About half the people who experience traumatic events and have a diagnosable psychiatric injury do not seek medical help.’

93. ‘Participants could return after one week if they experienced adverse events or deterioration.’

94. ‘We will experience events reflecting the inner world to match the outer.’

95. ‘Last year we experienced many significant events, some good and some not so good.’

96. ‘What did this actually mean for the soldiers who experienced these events?’

97. ‘Most of those treated with the drug experienced adverse events at some time.’

98. ‘The only way we can experience such royal events now is vicariously, through our modern media.’

99. ‘You have to go to a few shows to fully experience this event that ebbs and flows like water.’

100. ‘Three years on and Europe has come to experience a spectacular reversal of fortune in the economic realm.’

101. ‘It cited reasons of costs at a time when the economy was experiencing a downturn.’

102. ‘We do not believe the global economy will experience a severe downturn, nor do we foresee a major inflationary threat.’

103. ‘Sufferers may experience an acute episode, followed by long periods with no symptoms at all.’

104. ‘It was inevitable that a ratings war would happen just as the economy experiences a downturn and advertisers go cold.’

105. ‘If that breaks down, they experience a failure in a core function, regardless of the cause.’

106. ‘We knew we would experience a difficult start because of our tight development schedule.’

107. ‘There are no equivalent political systems that are not experiencing this change.’

108. ‘A society which feels uncomfortable with itself tends to experience change as a destructive process.’

109. ‘What is there to stop the same thing happening to the team should they experience a downturn in fortunes?’

110. ‘In fact, just last month, the province came very close to experiencing a blackout of its own.’

111. ‘This was the greatest single disaster ever experienced by the British army.’

112. ‘These were living, breathing souls who could experience pain and emotions just as well as we can!’

113. ‘We intend to provide an opportunity for others to experience the joy and also comfort our faith brings to us.’

114. ‘I kept experiencing these sensations of feeling really hot, as if in a fever.’

115. ‘Competing at the world level gives me the opportunity to experience that feeling.’

116. ‘We experience complex emotions and delicate beauty, feeling the vitality that only a human body can show.’

117. ‘As a novelist myself, I often experience those edgy emotions with respect to fellow novelists.’

118. ‘To experience new emotions, good and bad, we have to climb the mountains, and swim the ocean.’

119. ‘Fear is a powerful emotion experienced by many people with musculoskeletal disorders.’

120. ‘The deepest spiritual emotions are often experienced while one is alone in nature.’

121. ‘These patients have no awareness of their surroundings, nor do they experience sensations.’

122. ‘In fact, it is when we experience intense emotion that wisdom is closest at hand.’

123. ‘You might experience love, lust or just friendly banter - whatever the outcome, it is worth a try.’

124. ‘The coach, if not his players, can be excused for experiencing a pang of apprehension.’

125. ‘If you are someone who experiences depression or anxiety attacks you are welcome to come along.’

126. ‘Sometimes when people experience hunger pangs, their body is actually telling them that it needs water.’

127. ‘For young men who experience feelings of despair the outlook is bleaker.’

128. ‘Let us hope that the choice is made before families here have to experience the grief and suffering now being felt in Spain.’

129. ‘Eventually, you will begin to actually experience the sensation of energy tingling up the spine.’

130. ‘I have always said that I prefer to experience feelings to the full rather than shy away from them.’

131. ‘She is returning for a family wedding in November and wants to know whether she will experience culture shock.’

132. a surprising experience

Other users have misspelling experience as:

1. experince 7.71%

2. experiance 7.31%

3. experiencia 3.89%

4. experienc 3.74%

5. experien 3.59%

6. experence 2.76%

7. experance 2.74%

8. expereince 2.14%

9. expierence 2.06%

10. exprince 2.03%

11. Other 62.03%

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