Definitions for trial

Definitions for (noun) trial

Main entry: trial, test, run

Definition: the act of testing something

Usage: in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately; he called each flip of the coin a new trial

Main entry: test, trial

Definition: the act of undergoing testing

Usage: he survived the great test of battle; candidates must compete in a trial of skill

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

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

Main entry: trial, trial run, tryout, test

Definition: trying something to find out about it

Usage: a sample for ten days free trial; a trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain

Main entry: visitation, trial, tribulation

Definition: an annoying or frustrating or catastrophic event

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

Main entry: trial

Definition: (sports) a preliminary competition to determine qualifications

Usage: the trials for the semifinals began yesterday

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