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  Definition of trial
  1. the act of testing something; "in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately"; "he called each flip of the coin a new trial"
  2. the act of undergoing testing; "he survived the great test of battle"; "candidates must compete in a trial of skill"
  3. (law) legal proceedings consisting of the judicial examination of issues by a competent tribunal; "most of these complaints are settled before they go to trial"
  4. (law) the determination of a person''s innocence or guilt by due process of law; "he had a fair trial and the jury found him guilty"
  5. trying something to find out about it; "a sample for ten days free trial"; "a trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain"
  6. an annoying or frustrating or catastrophic event; "his mother-in-law''s visits were a great trial for him"; "life is full of tribulations"; "a visitation of the plague"
  7. (sports) a preliminary competition to determine qualifications; "the trials for the semifinals began yesterday"
Similar Words: test, run, trial run, tryout, tribulation, visitation

 

Hyponyms: assay, clinical trial, clinical test, double blind, preclinical trial, preclinical test, preclinical phase, audition, tryout, field trial, fitting, try-on, trying on, MOT, MOT test, Ministry of Transportation test, pilot project, pilot program, Snellen test, mistrial, retrial, court-martial, ordeal, trial by ordeal, Scopes trial, show trial, field test, alpha test, beta test, road test, trial balloon, fire

 

Derivational Morphology: move, go, run, test, prove, try, try out, examine, essay, quiz, judge, adjudicate, sample, taste, inflict, bring down, visit, impose, tribulate

 

Anagrams: trail

 

Language Translations:
Bulgarian: изпитание and съд   Finnish: koettelemus and koetus and oikeudenkäynti  
German: Probe and Verhör and Versuch   Greek: δίκη and δοκιμή and δοκιμασία  
Hungarian: bai and próba and tárgyalás   Japanese: 裁判 and 試練 and 試験  
Portuguese: ensaio and processo and provação   Russian: испытание and суд  
Spanish: ensayo and juicio and tribulación   Turkish: deney and duruşma and tecrübe  
 
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