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Trial

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Noun

1. run, test, trial

the act of testing something

Example Sentences:
'in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately'
'he called each flip of the coin a new trial'

2. test, trial, trial run, tryout

trying something to find out about it

Example Sentences:
'a sample for ten days free trial'
'a trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain'

3. test, trial

the act of undergoing testing

Example Sentences:
'he survived the great test of battle'
'candidates must compete in a trial of skill'

4. trial

(law) the determination of a person's innocence or guilt by due process of law

Example Sentences:
'he had a fair trial and the jury found him guilty'
'most of these complaints are settled before they go to trial'

5. trial

(sports) a preliminary competition to determine qualifications

Example Sentences:
'the trials for the semifinals began yesterday'

6. trial, tribulation, visitation

an annoying or frustrating or catastrophic event

Example Sentences:
'his mother-in-law's visits were a great trial for him'
'life is full of tribulations'
'a visitation of the plague'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Trial

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noun
1. 
a. 
the act or an instance of trying or proving; test or experiment
b. 
(as modifier)
a trial run
2. law
a. 
the judicial examination of the issues in a civil or criminal cause by a competent tribunal and the determination of these issues in accordance with the law of the land
b. 
the determination of an accused person's guilt or innocence after hearing evidence for the prosecution and for the accused and the judicial examination of the issues involved
c. 
(as modifier)
trial proceedings
3. 
an effort or attempt to do something
we had three trials at the climb
4. 
trouble or grief
5. 
an annoying or frustrating person or thing
6. (often plural)
a competition for individuals
sheepdog trials
7. 
a motorcycling competition in which the skills of the riders are tested over rough ground
8. ceramics
a piece of sample material used for testing the heat of a kiln and its effects
9.  on trial
verbWord forms: trials, trialling or trialled
10. (transitive)
to test or make experimental use of (something)
the idea has been trialled in several schools
noun grammar
1. 
a grammatical number occurring in some languages for words in contexts where exactly three of their referents are described or referred to
2. (modifier)
relating to or inflected for this number

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Trial

see synonyms of trial
noun
1. 
a. 
the act or process of trying, testing, or putting to the proof; test
b. 
a testing of qualifications, attainments, or progress; probation
c. 
experimental treatment or operation; experiment
2. 
a. 
the fact or state of being tried by suffering, temptation, etc.
b. 
a hardship, suffering, etc. that tries one's endurance
c. 
a person or thing that is a source of annoyance or irritation
3. 
a formal examination of the facts of a case by a court of law to decide the validity of a charge or claim
4. 
an attempt; endeavor; effort
adjective
5. 
of a trial or trials
6. 
made, done, or used for the purpose of trying, testing, etc.

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Trial

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n.
1. Law
a. A proceeding in which opposing parties in a dispute present evidence and make arguments on the application of the law before a judge or jury: The case is expected to go to trial.
b. An instance of such a proceeding: the trial of Socrates.
2.
a. The act or process of testing, trying, or putting to the proof: a trial of one's faith.
b. An instance of such testing, especially as part of a series of tests or experiments: a clinical trial of a drug.
3. An effort or attempt: succeeded on the third trial.
4. A state of pain or anguish that tests patience, endurance, or belief: "the fiery trial through which we pass" (Abraham Lincoln).
5. A trying, troublesome, or annoying person or thing: The child was a trial to his parents.
6. A preliminary competition or test to determine qualifications, as in a sport.
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or used in a trial.
2. Attempted or advanced on a provisional or experimental basis: a married couple on a trial separation.
3. Made or done in the course of a trial or test.

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