proving ground


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prov·ing ground

(pro͞o′vĭng)
n.
A place for testing new devices, weapons, or theories.

proving ground

n
a place or situation in which something new, such as equipment or a theory, can be tested

prov′ing ground`


n.
any place, context, or area for testing something, as scientific equipment or a theory.
[1940–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.proving ground - a workplace for testing new equipment or ideasproving ground - a workplace for testing new equipment or ideas
workplace, work - a place where work is done; "he arrived at work early today"
Translations

proving ground

[ˈpruːvɪŋˌgraʊnd] Nterreno m de prueba

proving ground

n (for theory) → Versuchsfeld nt; (= situation: for sb, sb’s abilities) → Bewährungsprobe f; Belfast was his proving groundBelfast war für ihn die Bewährungsprobe
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