noun. 1. the analysis and trial and error processes of allowing information, anticipations, or other elements concerning a variable under examination to impact the gathering and perception of information about such a variable. 2. the combination of at least two precise perceptions. 3. the development of a neologism by mixing a potion of one term with a portion of another word, frequently resulting in a word that is not smart in nature.
CONTAMINATION: "Contamination of the specimen render the entire experiment null and void."