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Noun
A formal examination of evidence in a court, typically with a judge
“He behaved well during his trial, receiving his sentence with calmness and a seeming resignation and acquiescence.”
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A test of the performance, qualities, or suitability of someone or something
“A trial of the new bus lanes on Gonghang-ro will take place three days before the introduction of the new system.”
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An attempt to do or achieve something
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“Actors and actresses who had successfully passed through a provincial probation here made their first trial for the highest honors of their profession.”
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A burden or ordeal that must be endured or overcome
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“Saint Josemaría also suffered the trial of having to flee and seek shelter.”
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The state of being in mental or emotional pain
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“Since her son's death, she has dedicated her life to helping those who are experiencing the trial of watching their child fight cancer.”
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A person, experience, or situation that is a nuisance or causes irritation
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“The story wanders at great length through vast amounts of detail and it can be a bit of a trial to sit through it all.”
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An event in which people compete, typically for amusement and for a prize
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A process of testing or observing the character or abilities of a person who is new to a role or job
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An undertaking which goes against convention
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An act of listening to evidence in a court of law or before an official, especially a trial before a judge without a jury
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An account or reports of an event
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Cowboy exhibition
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The shooting of projectiles from weapons, such as bullets from guns
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The state or quality of being incommodious
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Critical test
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That which serves as a model or example
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(printing) A trial impression of a page, taken from type or film and used for making corrections before final printing
Adjective
Being done for purposes of assessment
“A senior surgeon in a teaching hospital was called to the reception area during a major incident exercise, only he didn't know it was just a trial run.”
Adjective
Subject to one or more conditions or requirements being met
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Preceding or done in preparation for something fuller or more important
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Being an imitative or fake version of something
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Verb
To test or make experimental use of
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“We'd been searching for a suitable candidate to trial our new state-of-the-art systems on.”
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To experience something in advance
Idiom
Series of trials
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