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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: in law, an examination of evidence presented to a judicial tribunal, usu. in order to determine a person's guilt or innocence.
similar words:
examination, hearing, inquiry, inquisition
definition 2: the act or process of testing.
synonyms:
experiment, test, tryout
similar words:
dry run, road test, trial and error, try
definition 3: an attempt.
synonyms:
attempt, effort, essay, try
similar words:
bid, endeavor, go, struggle, undertaking, venture, whirl
definition 4: a subjection to suffering, pain, or hardship.
She has endured many trials in her life.
synonyms:
adversity, hardship, misfortune, ordeal, tribulation, trouble
antonyms:
joy
similar words:
burden, cross, distress, fire, misadventure, misery, pain, sorrow, torment, woe
definition 5: a person or thing that taxes one's patience.
synonyms:
annoyance, bother, hassle, headache, nuisance, pest, vexation
similar words:
gadfly, pain, thorn
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or relating to a trial.
definition 2: accomplished or done by way of a trial or experiment.
synonyms:
experimental, model, pilot
similar words:
tentative
definition 3: serving as a sample in an experiment.
a trial specimen
synonyms:
sample
similar words:
experimental, pilot
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