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English noun: trial

1. trial (act) the act of testing something

SamplesIn the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately.
He called each flip of the coin a new trial.

Synonymsrun, test

Broader (hypernym)attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try

Narrower (hyponym)assay, audition, clinical test, clinical trial, double blind, field trial, fitting, Ministry of Transportation test, MOT, MOT test, pilot program, pilot project, preclinical phase, preclinical test, preclinical trial, Snellen test, try-on, trying on, tryout

2. trial (cognition) trying something to find out about it

SamplesA sample for ten days free trial.
A trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain.

Synonymstest, trial run, tryout

Broader (hypernym)experiment, experimentation

Narrower (hyponym)alpha test, beta test, field test, field trial, road test, trial balloon

3. trial (act) the act of undergoing testing

SamplesHe survived the great test of battle.
Candidates must compete in a trial of skill.


Broader (hypernym)attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try

4. trial (act) (law) the determination of a person's innocence or guilt by due process of law

SamplesHe had a fair trial and the jury found him guilty.
Most of these complaints are settled before they go to trial.

Broader (hypernym)legal proceeding, proceeding, proceedings

Narrower (hyponym)court-martial, mistrial, ordeal, retrial, Scopes trial, show trial, trial by ordeal

Part holonymcriminal prosecution, defence, defense, demurrer, denial, plea, prosecution

Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

5. trial (event) (sports) a preliminary competition to determine qualifications

SamplesThe trials for the semifinals began yesterday.

Broader (hypernym)competition, contest

Domain categoryathletics, sport

6. trial (event) an annoying or frustrating or catastrophic event

SamplesHis mother-in-law's visits were a great trial for him.
Life is full of tribulations.
A visitation of the plague.

Synonymstribulation, visitation

Broader (hypernym)affliction

Narrower (hyponym)fire

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