trial run


trial run
noun
trying something to find out about it
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a sample for ten days free trial

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a trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain

Syn: ↑trial, ↑test, ↑tryout
Derivationally related forms: ↑try out (for: ↑tryout), ↑test (for: ↑test), ↑try (for: ↑trial)
Hypernyms: ↑experiment, ↑experimentation
Hyponyms: ↑field trial, ↑field test, ↑alpha test, ↑beta test, ↑road test, ↑trial balloon

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noun, pl ⋯ runs [count]
: a test in which a product or procedure is tried in order to see if it works correctly :test run

They will put the software through many trial runs before putting it on the market.

We will have to give the machine a trial run.

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ˌtrial ˈrun [trial run] (also ˌtest ˈrun) noun
a test of how well sth new works, so that you can see if any changes are necessary

This year is a trial run for the new service, before it is officially introduced in 2011.

See also:test run

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • trial run — UK US noun [C] PRODUCTION ► a test of a new product or service to discover how successful or effective it is: »Results of a trial run showed sharp drops in ratings for the show …   Financial and business terms

  • trial run — n an occasion when you test a new method or system to see if it works well ▪ This year is something of a trial run for the new service …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • trial run — trial runs N COUNT A trial run is a first attempt at doing something to make sure you can do it properly …   English dictionary

  • trial run — noun count an occasion when you try something for the first time to find out if it will be successful …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • trial run — ► NOUN ▪ a first use of a new system or product …   English terms dictionary

  • trial run — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms trial run : singular trial run plural trial runs an occasion when you try something for the first time to find out if it will be successful …   English dictionary

  • trial run — doing the steps to see if your procedure is correct, try it out    Let s do a trial run to see if we know how to make espresso coffee …   English idioms

  • trial run — noun (C) an occasion when you test a new method or system to see if it works well: This year is something of a trial run for the new service …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • trial run — Synonyms and related words: Gedankenexperiment, audition, bench test, dry run, experimentation, flight test, hearing, pilot plan, practical test, practice, rehearsal, road test, shakedown, shakedown cruise, test, test flight, test run, trial,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • trial run — noun A test of the suitability or effectiveness of a person or thing (a tryout) Syn: dry run, dummy run …   Wiktionary


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