It prompted me to think on why ‘experimantal’ appears to have be replaced with ‘research’ .
Teagasc is the provider of ‘integrated research, advisory and training services to the agriculture and food industry and rural communities’. Enterprise Ireland is involved in ‘research and innovation supports for businesses and researchers in Higher Education Institutes’
My memory of school is that experiments were a practical assistance to learning. I would not have any negative association with the word ‘experiment’.
Is there a perceived unwelcome association with ‘experiment’? Or did it just fall out of use?
I am regularly surprised when checking the search terms used in directing people here to find that Sing Sing is regularly listed.