experiential [ek spir΄ē en′shəl, ikspir΄ē en′shəl; ek spir΄ē en′chəl, ik spir΄ē en′chəl]
[< L experientia + -AL]
of or based on experience; empirical

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  • experiential — 1640s (implied in experientially), from L. experientia (see EXPERIENCE (Cf. experience)) + AL (Cf. al) (1) …   Etymology dictionary

  • experiential — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ involving or based on experience and observation. DERIVATIVES experientially adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • experiential — [[t]ɪkspɪ͟ərie̱nʃ(ə)l[/t]] ADJ Experiential means relating to or resulting from experience. [FORMAL] Learning has got to be active and experiential. ...the rediscovery of the experiential path of religious truth …   English dictionary

  • experiential — adjective Date: 1658 relating to, derived from, or providing experience ; empirical < experiential knowledge > < experiential lessons > • experientially adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • experiential — adjective /ɛkˌspɪəriˈɛnʃəl,ɪkˌspɪəriˈɛnʃəl,ɪkˌspɪriˈɛnʃəl/ Of, related to, encountered in, or derived from experience. Atheists argue that there is no experiential confirmation for the existence of a god …   Wiktionary

  • experiential — ex|per|i|en|tial [ıkˌspıəriˈenʃəl US ˌspır ] adj informal based on experience or related to experience ▪ experiential approaches to learning …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • experiential — adjective based on or connected with experience: experiential approaches to learning …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • experiential — adj. involving or based on experience. Phrases and idioms: experiential philosophy a philosophy that treats all knowledge as based on experience. Derivatives: experientialism n. experientialist n. experientially adv …   Useful english dictionary