Definitions for Trialˈtraɪ əl, traɪl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
tri•alˈtraɪ əl, traɪl(n.)
the examination of a cause before a court of law, often involving issues both of law and of fact. the use of due process to determine a person's guilt or innocence.
the act of trying, testing, or putting to the proof.
an attempt or effort to do something.
a tentative or experimental action in order to ascertain results; experiment.
the state or position of a person or thing being tried or tested.
subjection to suffering or grief; distress.
an affliction or trouble.
a troublesome, wearying, or annoying thing or person.
(adj.)of, pertaining to, or employed in a trial.
done or made by way of trial, proof, or experiment.
used in or for testing, experimenting, sampling, etc.
Origin of trial:
1520–30; try+ -al2
of or belonging to a grammatical category of number, as in some Papuan and Austronesian languages, used to indicate that a word denotes three persons or things.
a word or other form in the trial.
Origin of trial:
1885–90; tri - + (du )al
test, trial, run(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, trial run, test, tryout(noun)
trying something to find out about it
"a sample for ten days free trial"; "a trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain"
the act of undergoing testing
"he survived the great test of battle"; "candidates must compete in a trial of skill"
(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"
(sports) a preliminary competition to determine qualifications
"the trials for the semifinals began yesterday"
trial, tribulation, visitation(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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
trial(noun)ˈtraɪ əl, traɪl
a court case
a seven-month trial; to stand trial; to be on trial for murder
trialˈtraɪ əl, traɪl
the process of trying sth to find out if it is appropriate, effective, etc.
pharmaceutical trials; a three-month trial of the product
the act of trying or testing in any manner
any effort or exertion of strength for the purpose of ascertaining what can be done or effected
the act of testing by experience; proof; test
examination by a test; experiment, as in chemistry, metallurgy, etc
the state of being tried or tempted; exposure to suffering that tests strength, patience, faith, or the like; affliction or temptation that exercises and proves the graces or virtues of men
that which tries or afflicts; that which harasses; that which tries the character or principles; that which tempts to evil; as, his child's conduct was a sore trial
the formal examination of the matter in issue in a cause before a competent tribunal; the mode of determining a question of fact in a court of law; the examination, in legal form, of the facts in issue in a cause pending before a competent tribunal, for the purpose of determining such issue
Translations for Trial
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an act of testing or trying; a test
Give the new car a trial; The disaster was a trial of his courage.
- provaPortuguese (BR)
- der VersuchGerman
- prøvekørsel; prøveDanish
- δοκιμή, δοκιμασίαGreek
- prueba, ensayoSpanish
- katse, katsumusEstonian
- آزمایش؛ آزمونFarsi
- ispit, opitCroatian
- tes, percobaanIndonesian
- reynsla, prófunIcelandic
- izmēģinājums; pārbaudeLatvian
- ujian; dugaanMalay
- prøve(tur), kraft-/styrkeprøveNorwegian
- próba, testPolish
- آزمایش؛ آزمونPersian
- ازمایښت، ازمونPashto
- încercare, probăRomanian
- prov, provkörningSwedish
- sınama, testTurkish
- 試驗，考驗Chinese (Trad.)
- випробування; пробаUkrainian
- sự thử tháchVietnamese
- 试验，考验Chinese (Simp.)
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