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trial

noun

1 trial

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.

synonyms: run, test.

Roget 830: painfulness etc. adj.; trouble, care etc. (pain) 828; trial; affliction, infliction; blow, stroke, burden, ... show more

Roget 704: difficulty; hardness etc. adj.; impracticability etc. (impossibility) 471; tough work, hard work, uphill work; hard task, Herculean task, ... show more

Roget 972: punishment, punition; chastisement, chastening; correction, castigation.    discipline, infliction, trial; judgment; penalty etc. 974; retribution; ... show more

Roget 969: lawsuit, suit, action, cause; litigation; suit in law; dispute etc. 713.    citation, arraignment, prosecution, impeachment; accusation ... show more

Roget 461: inquiry; request etc. 765; search, research, quest, pursuit etc. 622.    examination, review, scrutiny, investigation, ... show more

Roget 675: essay, trial, endeavor, attempt; aim, struggle, venture, adventure, speculation, coup d'essai [Fr.], debut; probation etc. (experiment) ... show more

Dutch: probeersel, proef, test
Polish: testowanie



2 trial

Trying something to find out about it:
— A sample for ten days free trial.
— A trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain.

synonyms: test, trial run, tryout.

Roget 463: experiment; essay etc. (attempt) 675; analysis etc. (investigation) 461; screen; trial, tentative method, t=atonnement.    verification, ... show more

Dutch: trial

3 trial

The act of undergoing testing:
— Candidates must compete in a trial of skill.

synonym: test.

Polish: sprawdzian

4 trial

law The determination of a person's innocence or guilt by due process of law.

Dutch: geding, gerechtszaak, pleit, pleitzaak, procedure, proces, rechtsgeding, rechtshandel, rechtszaak, strafgeding ... show more
Polish: rozprawa

5 trial

sports A preliminary competition to determine qualifications.

6 trial

An annoying or frustrating or catastrophic event:
— His mother-in-law's visits were a great trial for him.

synonyms: tribulation, visitation.

Roget 735: adversity, evil etc. 619; failure etc. 732; bad luck, ill luck, evil luck, adverse luck, hard fortune, hard hap, hard luck, ... show more

Roget 828: mental suffering, pain, dolor; suffering, sufferance; ache, smart etc. (physical pain) 378; passion.    displeasure, dissatisfaction, discomfort, ... show more

Dutch: tegenspoed, beproeving, bezoeking, kruis, kruisweg, marteling


Moby thesaurus: Olympic games, Olympics, R and D, acid test, adverse circumstances, adversity, affliction, aggravation, agony, anguish, annoyance, approach, arrangement, assay, assize, attempt, audition, bad luck, bad news, bane ... show more.

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