Definition of TRIAL

noun : TRIAL

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 3. (

    ) the act of undergoing testing; "he survived the great test of battle"; "candidates must compete in a trial of skill" ;

  • 4. (

    ) (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" ;

  • 5. (

    ) (sports) a preliminary competition to determine qualifications; "the trials for the semifinals began yesterday" ;

  • 6. (

    ) 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" ;


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