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trial (plural trials)
- An opportunity to test something out; a test.
- They will perform the trials for the new equipment next week.
- Appearance at judicial court in order to be examined.
- A difficult or annoying experience, (especially religion) such an experience seen as a test of faith and piety
- That boy was a trial to his parents.
- A tryout to pick members of a team.
- soccer trials
- (ceramics) A piece of ware used to test the heat of a kiln.
- (UK) An internal examination set by Eton College.
chance to test something out
appearance at judicial court
a try-out to pick team members
trial (not comparable)
- Pertaining to a trial or test.
- Attempted on a provisional or experimental basis.
pertaining to a trial or test
attempted on a provisional or experimental basis
- To carry out a series of tests on (a new product, procedure etc.) before marketing or implementing it.
- The warning system was extensively trialed before being fitted to all our vehicles.
- 2020 April 22, “Network News: Bombardier resumes work at Derby Litchurch Lane”, in Rail, page 9:
- In the week beginning April 6, the company began trialling the new processes - these include greater spacing, split shifts, additional safety requirements and washing facilities.
- To try out (a new player) in a sports team.
- The team trialled a new young goalkeeper in Saturday's match, with mixed results.
to carry out a series of tests on a new product
to select members of a team
Terms derived from the noun, adjective, or verb trial
trial (not comparable)
- Characterized by having three (usually equivalent) components.
- (grammar) Pertaining to a language form referring to three of something, like people; contrast singular, dual and plural. (See Ambai language for an example.)
- No language has a trial number unless it has a dual.
Characterized by having three (usually equivalent) components
pertaining to a language form referring to three of something
- (grammatical numbers) grammatical number; singular, dual, trial, quadral, paucal, plural (Category: en:Grammar)
- Hyphenation: tri‧al
trial m (invariable)
- trial (legal procedure)
- due to lack of attestation, the precise meaning is uncertain
- → English: trial