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Experience

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Direct observation of or participation in events as a basis of knowledge - and the fact or state of having been affected by that.

Practical knowledge, skill, or practice derived from direct observation of or participation in events or in a particular activity - and the length of such participation.

To learn by experience . . . . The conscious events that make up an individual life . . . . The events that make up the conscious past of a community or nation or mankind generally.


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1 Experience n [ME, fr. MF, fr. L experientia act of tyring, fr. experient-, experiens, prp. of experiri to try, fr. ex- + -periri [akin to periculum attempt] -more at Fear] [14c] 1a: direct observation of or participation in events as a basis of knowledge b: the fact or state of having been affected by or gained knowledge through direct observation or participation 2a: practical knowledge, skill, or practice derived from direct observation of or participation in events or in a particular activity b: the length of such participation [has 10 years __ in the job] 3a: the conscious events that make up an individual life b: the events that make up the conscious past of a community or nation or mankind generally 4: somethng personally encountered, undergone, or lived through 5: the act or process of directly perceiving events or reality

2 Experience vt -enced; -encing [1580] 1: to learn by experience [I have experienced that a landscape and the sky unfold the deepest beauty -Nathaniel Hawthorne] 2: to have experience of: Undergo [experienced severe hardships as a child]

[Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition. Springfield, MA, USA: Merriam-Webster, Inc. 1995.]




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