trial


trial
trial [trī′əl, trīl]
n.
[Anglo-Fr < trier: see TRY]
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
adj.
1. of a trial or trials
2. made, done, or used for the purpose of trying, testing, etc.
SYN.- AFFLICTION
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on trial
in the process of being tried
SYN.- TRIAL implies the trying of a person or thing in order to establish worth in actual performance [hired on trial]; EXPERIMENT implies a showing by trial whether a thing will be effective [the honor system was instituted as an experiment] and, in addition, is used of any action or process undertaken to discover something not yet known or to demonstrate something known [experiments in nuclear physics ]; TEST1 implies a putting of a thing to decisive proof by thorough examination or trial under controlled conditions and with fixed standards in mind [a test of a new jet plane ]

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