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All I know is that history repeats itself and people are going to want to experience the world. But I know then they are going to have a better appreciation for what is here in Maine.
John Baldacci

Meaning of "experience" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD EXPERIENCE

From Latin experientia, from experīrī to prove; related to Latin perīculumperil.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF EXPERIENCE

experience  [ɪkˈspɪərɪəns] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF EXPERIENCE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Experience is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb experience in English.

WHAT DOES EXPERIENCE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Experience

Experience consists of knowledge of or skill of some thing or some event gained through involvement in or exposure to that thing or event. The history of the word experience aligns it closely with the concept of experiment. For example, the word experience could be used in a statement like: "I have experience in fishing". The concept of experience generally refers to know-how or procedural knowledge, rather than propositional knowledge: on-the-job training rather than book-learning. Philosophers dub knowledge based on experience "empirical knowledge" or "a posteriori knowledge". The interrogation of experience has a long tradition in continental philosophy. Experience plays an important role in the philosophy of Søren Kierkegaard. The German term Erfahrung, often translated into English as "experience", has a slightly different implication, connoting the coherency of life's experiences. A person with considerable experience in a specific field can gain a reputation as an expert. Certain religious traditions and educational paradigms with, for example, the conditioning of military recruit-training, stress the experiential nature of human epistemology.

Definition of experience in the English dictionary

The first definition of experience in the dictionary is direct personal participation or observation; actual knowledge or contact. Other definition of experience is a particular incident, feeling, etc, that a person has undergone. Experience is also accumulated knowledge, esp of practical matters.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO EXPERIENCE

PRESENT

Present
I experience
you experience
he/she/it experiences
we experience
you experience
they experience
Present continuous
I am experiencing
you are experiencing
he/she/it is experiencing
we are experiencing
you are experiencing
they are experiencing
Present perfect
I have experienced
you have experienced
he/she/it has experienced
we have experienced
you have experienced
they have experienced
Present perfect continuous
I have been experiencing
you have been experiencing
he/she/it has been experiencing
we have been experiencing
you have been experiencing
they have been experiencing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I experienced
you experienced
he/she/it experienced
we experienced
you experienced
they experienced
Past continuous
I was experiencing
you were experiencing
he/she/it was experiencing
we were experiencing
you were experiencing
they were experiencing
Past perfect
I had experienced
you had experienced
he/she/it had experienced
we had experienced
you had experienced
they had experienced
Past perfect continuous
I had been experiencing
you had been experiencing
he/she/it had been experiencing
we had been experiencing
you had been experiencing
they had been experiencing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will experience
you will experience
he/she/it will experience
we will experience
you will experience
they will experience
Future continuous
I will be experiencing
you will be experiencing
he/she/it will be experiencing
we will be experiencing
you will be experiencing
they will be experiencing
Future perfect
I will have experienced
you will have experienced
he/she/it will have experienced
we will have experienced
you will have experienced
they will have experienced
Future perfect continuous
I will have been experiencing
you will have been experiencing
he/she/it will have been experiencing
we will have been experiencing
you will have been experiencing
they will have been experiencing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would experience
you would experience
he/she/it would experience
we would experience
you would experience
they would experience
Conditional continuous
I would be experiencing
you would be experiencing
he/she/it would be experiencing
we would be experiencing
you would be experiencing
they would be experiencing
Conditional perfect
I would have experience
you would have experience
he/she/it would have experience
we would have experience
you would have experience
they would have experience
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been experiencing
you would have been experiencing
he/she/it would have been experiencing
we would have been experiencing
you would have been experiencing
they would have been experiencing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you experience
we let´s experience
you experience
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to experience
Past participle
experienced
Present Participle
experiencing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH EXPERIENCE


alliance
əˈlaɪəns
appliance
əˈplaɪəns
audience
ˈɔːdɪəns
compliance
kəmˈplaɪəns
convenience
kənˈviːnɪəns
covariance
kəʊˈvɛərɪəns
esurience
ɪˈsjʊərɪəns
inexperience
ˌɪnɪkˈspɪərɪəns
invariance
ɪnˈveərɪəns
luxuriance
lʌɡˈzjʊərɪəns
miscreance
ˈmɪskrɪəns
miscreaunce
ˈmɪskrɪəns
postexperience
ˌpəʊstɪkˈspɪərɪəns
prurience
ˈprʊərɪəns
recreance
ˈrɛkrɪəns
reliance
rɪˈlaɪəns
science
ˈsaɪəns
tarriance
ˈtærɪəns
variance
ˈvɛərɪəns
vicariance
vɪˈkeərɪəns

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE EXPERIENCE

expensiveness
experience table
experienceable
experienced
experienceless
experiential
experientialism
experientialist
experientially
experiment
experimental
experimental condition
experimental psychology
experimentalise
experimentalism
experimentalist
experimentalize
experimentally
experimentation
experimentative

WORDS THAT END LIKE EXPERIENCE

ambience
at your convenience
at your earliest convenience
Bachelor of Science
computer science
conference
conscience
flag of convenience
geoscience
impatience
inconvenience
life science
Master of Science
neuroscience
obedience
patience
political science
resilience
social science
target audience
work experience

Synonyms and antonyms of experience in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «EXPERIENCE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «experience» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of experience

Translation of «experience» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF EXPERIENCE

Find out the translation of experience to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of experience from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «experience» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

经验
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

experiencia
570 millions of speakers

English

experience
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अनुभव
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

خِبْرَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

опыт
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

experiência
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অভিজ্ঞতা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

expérience
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pengalaman
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Erfahrung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

経験
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

경험
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pengalaman
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

kinh nghiệm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அனுபவம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अनुभव
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

deneyim
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

esperienza
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

doświadczenie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

досвід
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

experiență
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εμπειρία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ondervinding
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

upplevelse
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

erfaring
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of experience

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «EXPERIENCE»

The term «experience» is very widely used and occupies the 803 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «EXPERIENCE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «experience» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «experience» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about experience

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «EXPERIENCE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word experience.
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John Baldacci
All I know is that history repeats itself and people are going to want to experience the world. But I know then they are going to have a better appreciation for what is here in Maine.
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Tony Bates
There's a shift to mobile apps; I'd like to see a more pervasive communications experience, and I think Skype can contribute to that.
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E. T. Bell
If indeed, as Hilbert asserted, mathematics is a meaningless game played with meaningless marks on paper, the only mathematical experience to which we can refer is the making of marks on paper.
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Vinoba Bhave
If we could only snap the fetters of the body that bind the feet of the soul, we shall experience a great joy. Then we shall not be miserable because of the body's sufferings. We shall become free.
5
Steven Bochco
You have to give directors and cinematographers a word blueprint for visuals, but I had to learn that from experience.
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Jamie Campbell Bower
Being on a movie set is wonderful experience, but it's a bubble - it isn't real life.
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Tara Brach
My prayer became 'May I find peace... May I love this life no matter what.' I was seeking an inner refuge, an experience of presence and wholeness that could carry me through whatever losses might come.
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Gisele Bundchen
When you get to experience something that is outside of your reality, it changes you.
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Karen DeCrow
The Metropolitan Opera, of course, is the gold standard in opera. The Met experience includes the huge stage, the vast audience, the elaborate sets. Anyone who saw 'Faust' there - I did - knows exactly what hell is like, complete with fire, smoke and terror.
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Jacques Derrida
The boarding-school experience in Paris was very hard, I didn't put up with it very well. I was sick all the time, or in any case frail, on the edge of a nervous breakdown.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «EXPERIENCE»

Discover the use of experience in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to experience and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Art as Experience
Based on John Dewey's lectures on esthetics, delivered as the first William James Lecturer at Harvard in 1932, Art as Experience has grown to be considered internationally as the most distinguished work ever written by an American on the ...
John Dewey, 2005
2
Experience
In this remarkable work of autobiography, the son of the great comic novelist Kingsley Amis explores his relationship with his father and writes about the various crises of Kingsley's life, including the final one of his death.
Martin Amis, 2010
3
Experience And Education
Many pages of this volume illustrate Dr. Dewey's ideas for a philosophy of experience and its relation to education.
John Dewey, 2007
4
The Experience of Nature: A Psychological Perspective
In this volume concerning the natural environment, people, and the relationship between them, Rachel and Stephen Kaplan offer the first research-based analysis of the vital psychological role that nature plays in our lives.
Rachel Kaplan, Stephen Kaplan, 1989
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Religious Experience
How is religious experience to be identified, described, analyzed and explained?
Wayne Proudfoot, 1987
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Optimal Experience: Psychological Studies of Flow in ...
This book provides a theoretical model of optimal experience, gives accounts of flow in a variety of human situations. It also shows how certain ways of life promote flowin everyday life.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Isabella Selega Csikszentmihalyi, 1992
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Aesthetic Experience
This book re-examines the notion of aesthetic experience as well as its value.
Richard Shusterman, Adele Tomlin, 2010
8
Bringing User Experience to Healthcare Improvement: The ...
"By exploring the underlying concepts, methods and practices of EBD, this guide offers a unique approach to healthcare customer satisfaction.
Glenn Robert, 2007
9
The Mathematical Experience, Study Edition
Are there other kinds of mathematics, neither pure nor applied? This edition of the book provides a source of problems, collateral readings, references, essay and project assignments, and discussion guides for the course.
Philip J. Davis, Reuben Hersh, Elena Anne Marchisotto, 2011
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Product Experience
The book brings together research that investigates how people experience products: durable, non-durable, or virtual.
Hendrik N. J. Schifferstein, Paul Hekkert, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «EXPERIENCE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term experience is used in the context of the following news items.
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Daily catch-up: How much of what kind of experience do you need to …
There is a bigger question, though, which is how much of what kind of experience do you need to be an effective prime minister. Tony Blair was ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
2
How Corporate Personality Helps You Connect With Customers And …
... as Tomalik points out in her piece, personality permeates your entire company and it's a huge contributor to the overall customer experience. «Forbes, Jul 15»
3
A learning experience like no other
School representatives of today's M.I. (Multiple Intelligence) Generation were invited to join the exclusive launch of Kids M.I. Expedition. Among ... «Inquirer.net, Jul 15»
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9 ways mobile and social tech improves the retail shopping …
Retail and ecommerce experts share their tips on how stores can enhance the in-store shopping experience with mobile and social media ... «CIO, Jul 15»
5
Immersive 3D Visualization with Passenger Experience
Dassault Systèmes announced the launch of its airplane interior visualization tool “Passenger Experience” (PE) to coincide with the Paris Air ... «ENGINEERING.com, Jul 15»
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Horizon: Zero Dawn Will Be a Single-Player Focused Experience
"The core of the game is a single player experience," the studio's art director, Jan Bart Van Beek, told GamesRadar when asked about a ... «IGN, Jul 15»
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Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo on His Grateful Dead Fare Thee Well …
Every aspect of the Grateful Dead concert experience was on display in Chicago. Freaky conversations with crazy-eyed folks from all over the ... «Billboard, Jul 15»
8
Cincinnati Zip Line Experience offers chance to soar high above The …
Tickets for the experience went on sale starting at 9 a.m. Thursday. Cintas is sponsoring the zip line experience with the Reds as part of the ... «WCPO, Jul 15»
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OPM Head Has No Tech Or Cyber-Security Experience, Won't Resign
More than 21.5 million current and former federal employees had their personal information hacked from the Office of Personnel Management, ... «Daily Caller, Jul 15»
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Enhancing the Digital Experience for Students | Student Affairs and …
Participants were given (pseudo ironically) print copies of "Enhancing the digital experience for students" discussion cards. While I'm obviously ... «Inside Higher Ed, Jul 15»

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