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Dictionary definition for: Experience

1. (n) the accumulation of knowledge or skill that results from direct participation in events or activities; "a man of experience" "experience is the best teacher"

2. (v) go or live through; "We had many trials to go through" "he saw action in Viet Nam"

3. (n) the content of direct observation or participation in an event; "he had a religious experience" "he recalled the experience vividly"

4. (v) 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 d

5. (n) an event as apprehended; "a surprising experience" "that painful experience certainly got our attention"

6. (v) of mental or physical states or experiences; "get an idea" "experience vertigo" "get nauseous" "undergo a strange sensation" "The chemical undergoes a sudden change" "The fluid undergoes shear" "receive injuries" "have a feeling"

7. (v) undergo an emotional sensation; "She felt resentful" "He felt regret"

8. (v) undergo; "The stocks had a fast run-up"

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