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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. Yet my inclinations were all toward aviation.
A seven-day trial run has been completed successfully on the Green Line of the Taichung Metro ahead of its official launch next year, the city's transportation bureau said Saturday.
Summary: Ludhiana (Punjab) [India], July 23 (ANI): India's fastest train, Vande Bharat Express's trial run from New Delhi to Katra was successfully conducted by the Indian Railways' Northern Railway zone on Tuesday.
Kuantan member of parliament Fuziah Salleh said the organisers were now fine-tuning standard operating procedures (SOP) and improving on weaknesses detected from the project's trial run that began early this year.
Commercial operation of Bangladesh's first communication satellite Bangabandhu-I (BS-I) will begin today on the occasion of launching anniversary ceremony following the successful trial run. Bangladesh Communication Satellite Company Limited (BCSCL), the assigned entity to manage the BS-I, will sign agreements with the local television (TV) channels and other firms to rent the transponders of the satellite, said officials.
Summary: After trial run, municipality will use the technology at other project sites too
It's key to set up and operate all equipment for a trial run the week before your grapes arrive to ensure success on the first day of harvest.
LAHORE -- The trial run of the Lahore Orange Line Metro Train on the second portion of the track is likely to be conducted by the next weekend, as the preparations are being done in this regard.
Dhaka: The trial run of a Bangladesh-Nepal bus service via India began here on Tuesday.
The new microbrewery, pub and event space is set to open its doors on Friday, August 11 - but the Handyman Brewery had a trial run to host a huge LIMF after-party.
The age of robot butlers is nearly upon us as Panasonic launches a trial run of their indoor delivery robot, HOSPI.