Both 试验 and 实验 seems to be translated into "experiment". What is the difference between the two words? Can they be used interchangeably or not?
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实验 is used for operations and activities done to test a scientific theory or hypothesis. An example: 经过反复实验，证明这一结论是正确的
试验 is used to inspect the function or effect of some physical thing (something that already exists). It's typically done in some lab. Some examples:
实验 - An experiment
试验 - A trial
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