trial

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Anglo-Norman trial, from trier (to pick out, cull) + -al. More at try.

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trial (plural trials)

  1. an opportunity to test something out; a test.
    They will perform the trials for the new equipment next week.
  2. appearance at judicial court.
  3. a difficult or annoying experience
    That boy was a trial to his parents
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trial (not comparable)

  1. Pertaining to a trial or test.
  2. Attempted on a provisional or experimental basis.
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trial (third-person singular simple present trials, present participle Commonwealth trialling, US trialing, simple past and past participle Commonwealth trialled, US trialed)

  1. To carry out a series of tests on (a new product, procedure etc.) before marketing or implementing it.
    The warning system was extensively trialled before being fitted to all our vehicles.
  2. To try out (a new player) in a sports team.
    The team trialled a new young goalkeeper in Saturday's match, with mixed results.

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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin trialis, an adjective formed from tres (three) + -ālis.

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trial (not comparable)

  1. Characterized by having three (usually equivalent) components.
  2. Triple.
  3. (grammar) pertaining to a language form referring to three of something, as people; contrast singular, dual and plural.
    No language has a trial number unless it has a dual.
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Dutch[edit]

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Hyphenation: tri‧al

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Borrowing from English

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trial m (plural trials, diminutive trialtje n)

  1. Cross with small but sturdy and very versatile motorcycles, cars or bicycles

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trial m (invariable)

  1. (sports) trials (motorcycle etc)

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