Definition of experimenter in English:

experimenter

Pronunciation /ikˈsperəˌmen(t)ər/ /ɪkˈspɛrəˌmɛn(t)ər/

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noun

  • 1A person who performs a scientific procedure, especially in a laboratory, to determine something.

    ‘each participant was tested by a trained experimenter’
    • ‘Knowing this, the early experimenters did not use such tests.’
    • ‘Often the experimenter is not interested in keeping the cells but simply in analyzing the distribution of cell size in the suspension.’
    • ‘Like patients who told their therapists what they wanted to hear, research subjects validated experimenters' hypotheses.’
    • ‘It is not surprising that the first questions taken up by the rocket experimenters were those considered the most significant by the ground-based researchers.’
    • ‘To examine treatment effects, experimenters manipulate independent variables and control extraneous variables.’
    • ‘These results indicate that experimenters have a better chance obtaining unambiguous results when they pay subjects.’
    • ‘He certainly compiled a mountain of evidence from his five-year voyage on the Beagle, but he was also a skilled experimenter and researcher.’
    • ‘To ensure that measurements were unbiased by the experimenters' expectations, the image files were randomly coded.’
    • ‘Participants were tested individually by an experimenter blind to the hypothesis of the experiment.’
    • ‘The computer recorded reaction times and accuracy, thereby limiting the potential for experimenter bias in data collection.’
    1. 1.1A person who tries out new ideas, methods, or activities.
      ‘early experimenters with structure and harmony’
      • ‘Farmers have always been great experimenters.’
      • ‘A tireless experimenter, educator, and politician, he has been leading the architecture profession in a new direction for the past 40 years.’
      • ‘Throughout his life he was a ceaseless experimenter and his style changed restlessly.’
      • ‘A prolific composer, he was a restless, eclectic experimenter throughout his life.’
      • ‘Late in life, still the keen experimenter, he became the first major choreographer to use computer technology.’
      • ‘Where are the innovators and experimenters in rock?’
      • ‘He's an inveterate experimenter, once trying 14 different espresso machines to determine which one produced the best crema.’
      • ‘Research suggests early experimenters could have made the image decades before 1839, considered the year photography was born.’
      • ‘He seems to have lived out the tragic myth of the American writer, the bold experimenter who flies too high and is punished by a breakdown of some kind.’
      • ‘They are a generation of experimenters and may have beliefs garnered from several different religious philosophies.’