control experiment


control experiment
noun
an experiment designed to control for variables affecting the results of another experiment
Hypernyms: ↑experiment, ↑experimentation

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noun
: an experiment for checking the results of other experiments by maintaining the same conditions except in some one particular and thus inferring the causal significance of this varied factor — compare blank determination, controlled experiment

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an experiment in which the variables are controlled so that the effects of varying one factor at a time may be observed.
[1870-75]

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control experiment,
an experiment to test or verify the results of another experiment. The method duplicates the experiment in every way except for changing one condition or variable to determine the effect of the change.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • control experiment — n. an experiment in which the variable factors are controlled so as to make it possible to observe the results of varying one factor at a time …   English World dictionary

  • control experiment — experiment in which the variables are controlled so that the result of varying one factor at a time may be observed …   English contemporary dictionary

  • control experiment — an experiment that is made under standard conditions, to test the correctness of other observations; see also control …   Medical dictionary

  • control experiment — an experiment in which the variables are controlled so that the effects of varying one factor at a time may be observed. [1870 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • control experiment — /kənˈtroʊl əkspɛrəmənt/ (say kuhn trohl uhksperuhmuhnt) noun an experiment in which the variables are controlled so that the effects of varying one factor at a time may be observed …   Australian English dictionary

  • control experiment — noun see control II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Control — Con*trol , n. [F. contr[^o]le a counter register, contr. fr. contr r[^o]le; contre (L. contra) + r[^o]le roll, catalogue. See {Counter} and {Roll}, and cf. {Counterroll}.] 1. A duplicate book, register, or account, kept to correct or check… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • control group — Control Con*trol , n. [F. contr[^o]le a counter register, contr. fr. contr r[^o]le; contre (L. contra) + r[^o]le roll, catalogue. See {Counter} and {Roll}, and cf. {Counterroll}.] 1. A duplicate book, register, or account, kept to correct or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • control — I. verb (controlled; controlling) Etymology: Middle English countrollen, from Anglo French contrerouler, from contreroule copy of an account, audit, from Medieval Latin contrarotulus, from Latin contra + Medieval Latin rotulus roll more at roll… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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