of and skill in something gained through being involved in it or exposed to it over a period of time. It generally refers to know-how
or procedural knowledge
, rather than propositional knowledge
. Knowledge based on experience is also known as empirical knowledge
or a posteriori knowledge. A person with considerable experience in a certain field is called an expert
If someone is recounting an event they witnessed or took part off they are said to have had a "First hand experience".
Experience points is a number used in almost all Role Playing Games to formulate how long ones character has progressed in the game. It is usually abbrevated to "exp" or "xp" in such games.