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I UK [ɪkˈspɪərɪəns] / US [ɪkˈspɪrɪəns] noun
Word forms "experience":
singular experience plural experiences
1) [uncountable] knowledge and skill that is gained through time spent doing a job or activity

You don't need any experience to work here.

We would like to find someone with more experience.

business/teaching experience

limited/considerable/extensive experience

have experience (in something):

She has years of experience in the computer industry.

experience with:

Do you have any previous experience with children?

experience as:

We're looking for someone with experience as a teacher.

get/gain experience:

You need to get more management experience.

2) [uncountable] the knowledge that you get from life and from being in a lot of different situations

Experience told me not to believe him.

from past/previous/personal experience:

Helen knew from past experience that there was no point in arguing with him.

in someone's experience:

In my experience, very intelligent people can still make terrible mistakes.

3) [countable] something that happens to you, or a situation that you are involved in

our childhood experiences

have an experience:

A lot of the people we talked to had had the same experience.

experience of/with:

It was her first experience of dealing with people from another culture.

experience for:

The whole thing must have been an interesting experience for you.

a bad/strange/traumatic etc experience:

I had a bad experience in the last place I worked.

share your experiences of something (= tell people about them):

an opportunity for people to share their experiences of living with the disease


II UK [ɪkˈspɪərɪəns] / US [ɪkˈspɪrɪəns] verb [transitive]
Word forms "experience":
present tense I/you/we/they experience he/she/it experiences present participle experiencing past tense experienced past participle experienced
1) if you experience a problem or a situation, you have that problem or are in that situation

the discrimination experienced by older people

experience difficulty/problems:

The publishing industry is experiencing the same problems at the moment.

experience something at first hand (= experience something directly, rather than hearing about it):

At the Chans' house I experienced Chinese hospitality at first hand.

2) to feel an emotion or a physical feeling

Are you experiencing any pain?

It was the most wonderful feeling she had ever experienced.

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