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trial run

n.
A test, as of performance or acceptance.

trial run

n
1. (Automotive Engineering) a test drive in a vehicle to assess its performance
2. a test or rehearsal of something new or untried to assess its effectiveness

tri′al run′


n.
a preliminary performance or test.
[1900–05]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trial run - trying something to find out about ittrial run - trying something to find out about it; "a sample for ten days free trial"; "a trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain"
experimentation, experiment - the testing of an idea; "it was an experiment in living"; "not all experimentation is done in laboratories"
field test, field trial - a test of the performance of some new product under the conditions in which it will be used
alpha test - (computer science) a first test of an experimental product (such as computer software) carried out by the developer
beta test - (computer science) a second test of an experimental product (such as computer software) carried out by an outside organization
road test - a test to insure that a vehicle is roadworthy
trial balloon - a test of public opinion
Translations
تَجْرِيَةٌ أولى
zkouška
prøveprøvekørsel
próbaút
fyrsta prófun/reynsluakstur

trial run

nperiodo di prova

trial

(ˈtraiəl) noun
1. an act of testing or trying; a test. Give the new car a trial; The disaster was a trial of his courage.
2. a legal process by which a person is judged in a court of law. Their trial will be held next week.
3. a (source of) trouble or anxiety. My son is a great trial (to me).
trial run
a rehearsal, first test etc of anything, eg a play, car, piece of machinery etc.
on trial
1. the subject of a legal action in court. She's on trial for murder.
2. undergoing tests or examination. We've had a new television installed, but it's only on trial.
trial and error
the trying of various methods, alternatives etc until the right one happens to appear or be found. They didn't know how to put in a central-heating system, but they managed it by trial and error.
References in classic literature ?
I know a sub as a mother knows her baby's face, and have commanded a score of them on their trial runs.
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has started the trial run of a smart system aimed at monitoring the health of bus drivers while they are at the wheel.
DMRC MD Mangu Singh was also present during the flagging off of the first trial run.
Roads and Transport Authority signs MoU with Liberty Automobiles for the trial run of the bus for nine months to measure the effectiveness.
New Delhi, July 3 ( ANI ): The Indian Railways on Thursday held a trial run of a semi-high speed train between New Delhi to Agra.
6 km punctuated with 64 stations, will soon begin trial run of the first train.
Dubai: Dubai Tram began its trial run on Sunday, starting from Al Sufouh Depot for a distance of 2.
In the next stage, which will begin on April 16, the trial run will extend to zone two, which will cover four more stations and three quarters of the 10.
The Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (QC) and Qatar Airways plant to conduct a three-day trial run at the Hamad International Airport (HIA) ahead of its April launch, reports The Peninsula .
The delivery is taking place in mid February but today a convoy will perform a trial run along the A5025 causing some traffic delays.
Spruced-up Kolkata terminal lounge gets ready for trial run The Kolkata airport is all set to turn a new leaf on July 14th.