experience

experience / ɪkˈspɪər i əns /

noun
a particular instance of personally encountering or undergoing something:
My encounter with the bear in the woods was a frightening experience.
the process or fact of personally observing, encountering, or undergoing something:
business experience.
the observing, encountering, or undergoing of things generally as they occur in the course of time:
to learn from experience; the range of human experience.
knowledge or practical wisdom gained from what one has observed, encountered, or undergone:
a man of experience.

verb (used with object), ex·pe·ri·enced, ex·pe·ri·enc·ing.
to have experience of; meet with; undergo; feel:
to experience nausea.
to learn by experience.

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