Associations to the word «Trial»


TRIAL, noun. An opportunity to test something out; a test.
TRIAL, noun. Appearance at judicial court.
TRIAL, noun. A difficult or annoying experience.
TRIAL, noun. A tryout.
TRIAL, noun. (UK) An internal examination set by Eton College.
TRIAL, adjective. Pertaining to a trial or test.
TRIAL, adjective. Attempted on a provisional or experimental basis.
TRIAL, verb. To carry out a series of tests on (a new product, procedure etc.) before marketing or implementing it.
TRIAL, verb. To try out (a new player) in a sports team.
TRIAL, adjective. Characterized by having three (usually equivalent) components.
TRIAL, adjective. Triple.
TRIAL, adjective. (grammar) pertaining to a language form referring to three of something, as people; contrast singular, dual and plural.
TRIAL AND ERROR, noun. The process of finding a solution to a problem by trying many possible solutions and learning from mistakes until a way is found.
TRIAL BALANCE, noun. (accounting) A statement of the balances of all nominal accounts in a double-entry ledger, made to test their equality. The total value of the debits should equal the total of the credits any difference indicates that an error has been made.
TRIAL BALANCES, noun. Plural of trial balance
TRIAL BALLOON, noun. (idiomatic) An idea, suggestion, or prospective action, product, etc. offered to an audience or group in order to test whether it generates acceptance or interest.
TRIAL BALLOONS, noun. Plural of trial balloon
TRIAL BY FIRE, noun. A test in which a person is exposed to flames in order to assess his/her truthfulness, commitment, courage, etc.
TRIAL BY FIRE, noun. A situation in which a soldier or other combatant faces the discharge of opposing weapons, as a test of his or her fortitude.
TRIAL BY FIRE, noun. (idiomatic) (by extension) Any ordeal which tests one's strength, endurance, or resolve.
TRIAL BY MEDIA, noun. The impact of television and newspaper coverage on a person's reputation by creating a widespread perception of guilt or innocence before, or after, a verdict in a court of law.
TRIAL BY ORDEAL, noun. (legal): Archaic practice by which a person accused of a crime could prove his innocence by his survival of physically painful tests.
TRIAL NUMBER, noun. (grammar) Grammatical number denoting a quantity of exactly three
TRIAL RUN, noun. A test of the suitability or effectiveness of a person or thing (a tryout)
TRIAL RUNS, noun. Plural of trial run

Dictionary definition

TRIAL, noun. 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".
TRIAL, noun. Trying something to find out about it; "a sample for ten days free trial"; "a trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain".
TRIAL, noun. The act of undergoing testing; "he survived the great test of battle"; "candidates must compete in a trial of skill".
TRIAL, noun. (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"; "most of these complaints are settled before they go to trial".
TRIAL, noun. (sports) a preliminary competition to determine qualifications; "the trials for the semifinals began yesterday".
TRIAL, noun. 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".

Wise words

Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause.
Victor Hugo