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trial

tri·al

trial

 
pronunciation:
traI l
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of hearing a case in court to decide whether or not a person has broken a particular law.
She proved at her trial that she had not robbed the bank.
similar words:
examination, hearing, inquiry
definition 2: the act or process of testing.
The trial of the new soft drink showed that most people liked it.
synonyms:
experiment, test
similar words:
try
definition 3: suffering, pain, or hardship.
She has had many trials in her life.
synonyms:
hardship, misfortune, ordeal, trouble
antonyms:
joy
similar words:
burden, cross, distress, pain, sorrow, torment, woe
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or relating to a trial.
The trial records run over one thousand pages.
definition 2: done by way of a trial or experiment.
The trial run of the new magazine showed that it would be popular.
synonyms:
experimental, model
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