HyperDic: trial

English > 6 senses of the word trial:
NOUNacttrial, test, runthe act of testing something
cognitiontrial, trial run, test, tryouttrying something to find out about it
acttrial, testthe act of undergoing testing
acttrial(law) the determination of a person's innocence or guilt by due process of law
eventtrial(sports) a preliminary competition to determine qualifications
eventtrial, tribulation, visitationan annoying or frustrating or catastrophic event
trial > pronunciation
Soundstray'ahl; tray'l
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
aisle ... worthwhile: 64 rhymes with ayl...
English > trial: 6 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of testing something.
Examples
  • "in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately"
  • "he called each flip of the coin a new trial"
Synonymstest, run
NarrowerMOT, MOT test, Ministry of Transportation testA compulsory annual test of older motor vehicles for safety and exhaust fumes
Snellen testA test of visual acuity using a Snellen chart
assayA quantitative or qualitative test of a substance (especially an ore or a drug) to determine its components
audition, tryoutA test of the suitability of a performer
clinical trial, clinical testA rigorously controlled test of a new drug or a new invasive medical device on human subjects
double blindA test procedure in which the identity of those receiving the intervention is concealed from both the administrators / administrators and the subjects until after the test is completed
field trialA test of young hunting dogs to determine their skill in pointing and retrieving
fitting, try-on, trying onPutting clothes on to see whether they fit
pilot project, pilot programActivity planned as a test or trial
preclinical trial, preclinical test, preclinical phaseA laboratory test of a new drug or a new invasive medical device on animal subjects
Broaderattempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, tryearnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish / accomplish something
Spanishensayo, prueba, test
Catalanassaig, prova, provatura
English > trial: 6 senses > noun 2, cognition
Meaningtrying something to find out about it.
Examples
  • "a sample for ten days free trial"
  • "a trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain"
Synonymstrial run, test, tryout
Narroweralpha test(computer science) a first test of an experimental product (such as computer software) carried out by the developer
beta test(computer science) a second test of an experimental product (such as computer software) carried out by an outside organization
field trial, field testA test of the performance of some new product under the conditions in which it will be used
road testA test to insure that a vehicle is roadworthy
trial balloonA test of public opinion
Broaderexperiment, experimentationThe testing of an idea
Spanishensayo, prueba
Catalanassaig, experimentació, experiment, prova, provatura, test, verificació
Verbstrytake a sample of
English > trial: 6 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of undergoing testing.
Example "candidates must compete in a trial of skill"
Synonymtest
Broaderattempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, tryearnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish / accomplish something
Spanishexamen, prueba, test
Catalanexamen, prova, test
Verbstryput to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to
English > trial: 6 senses > noun 4, act
Meaning(law) the determination of a person's innocence or guilt by due process of law.
Examples
  • "he had a fair trial and the jury found him guilty"
  • "most of these complaints are settled before they go to trial"
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Partsdefense, defence, denial, demurrerA defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him
pleaAn answer indicating why a suit should be dismissed
prosecution, criminal prosecutionThe institution and conduct of legal proceedings against a defendant for criminal behavior
NarrowerScopes trialA highly publicized trial in 1925 when John Thomas Scopes violated a Tennessee state law by teaching evolution in high school
court-martialA trial that is conducted by a military court
mistrialA trial that is invalid or inconclusive
ordeal, trial by ordealA primitive method of determining a person's guilt or innocence by subjecting the accused person to dangerous or painful tests believed to be under divine control
retrialA new trial in which issues already litigated and to which the court has already rendered a verdict or decision are reexamined by the same court
show trialA trial held for show
Broaderproceeding, legal proceeding, proceedings(law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked
Spanishjuicio, proceso
Catalanjudici, procés
Verbstryput on trial or hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial of
English > trial: 6 senses > noun 5, event
Meaning(sports) a preliminary competition to determine qualifications.
Example"the trials for the semifinals began yesterday"
Categorysport, athleticsAn active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
Broadercontest, competitionAn occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants
English > trial: 6 senses > noun 6, event
MeaningAn annoying or frustrating or catastrophic event.
Example"his mother-in-law's visits were a great trial for him"
Synonymstribulation, visitation
NarrowerfireA severe trial
BroaderafflictionA cause of great suffering and distress
Spanishatribulación, tribulación
Catalandificultat, maldecap, tribulació
Verbstrygive pain or trouble to

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