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Another word for trial

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Noun
  1. The examination and deciding upon evidence, charges, and claims in court

      1. (Law) A legal proceeding in which evidence is taken and arguments are given as the basis for a decision to be issued, either on some preliminary matter or on the merits of the case.
      2. (Countable, law) A legal procedure done before a judge, without a jury, as with an evidentiary hearing.
      3. (Uncountable) The sense used to perceive sound.
    See also:

    law

  2. A procedure that ascertains effectiveness, value, proper function, or other quality

      1. A performance of a play before its official opening, as to test audience reaction
      2. A test of the suitability or effectiveness of a person or thing, especially of a performer (an audition)
      3. A test to ascertain the qualifications of applicants, as for an athletic team or theatrical role.
      1. A method, process, or means used in making such an examination or trial
      2. An oath or declaration required as proof of one's orthodoxy, loyalty, etc.
      3. A procedure for critical evaluation; a means of determining the presence, quality, or truth of something; a trial:
      1. The establishment of the truth of something
      2. A test or trial of the truth, worth, quality, etc. of something
      3. (Printing) An impression of composed type taken for checking errors and making changes
      1. A written composition of moderate length exploring a particular issue or subject.
      2. A testing or trial of the value or nature of a thing:
      3. A short literary composition of an analytical, interpretive, or reflective kind, dealing with its subject in a nontechnical, limited, often unsystematic way and, usually, expressive of the author's outlook and personality
      1. The analysis of an ore, alloy, drug, etc. to determine the nature, proportion, or purity of the ingredients
      2. An examination or testing
      3. The result of such an analysis.
    See also:

    investigate

  3. An operation employed to resolve an uncertainty

      1. An event, set of circumstances, etc. that proves or tries a person's qualities
      2. A method, process, or means used in making such an examination or trial
      3. A procedure for critical evaluation; a means of determining the presence, quality, or truth of something; a trial:
      1. The conducting of experiments
      2. The act, process, or practice of experimenting.
      1. A test under controlled conditions that is made to demonstrate a known truth, examine the validity of a hypothesis, or determine the efficacy of something previously untried.
      2. The conducting of such tests or trials; experimentation
      3. The process of conducting such a test; experimentation.
    See also:

    investigate

  4. A trying to do or make something

      1. The analysis of an ore, alloy, drug, etc. to determine the nature, proportion, or purity of the ingredients
      2. A substance to be thus tested or analyzed
      3. The result of such an analysis.
      1. Something that has been taken
      2. A quantity collected at one time, especially the amount of profit or receipts taken on a business venture or from ticket sales at a sporting event.
      3. An attempt or a try:
      1. A continuous succession of images as taken on film, videotape, or by a live TV camera
      2. One who shoots in a particular way:
      3. Any attempt or try
      1. (Sports) In Rugby, an act of advancing the ball past the opponent's goal line and grounding it there for a score of three points.
      2. (Rugby) A scoring play in which the ball is grounded on or behind the opponent's goal line
      3. The act or an instance of trying; attempt; effort; trial
      1. A wound inflicted with or as if with a pointed weapon.
      2. A thrust with a pointed weapon or instrument.
      3. An attempt; a try:
      1. (Law) A proposal supported by adequate consideration, the full and complete acceptance of which constitutes a contract
      2. Something offered; presentation, proposal, suggestion, bid, etc.
      3. Something, such as a suggestion, proposal, bid, or recommendation, that is offered:
      1. (Brit., Informal) A quantity given or taken at one time
      2. (Informal) A try; attempt; endeavor
      3. An attempt; an effort:
      1. A testing or trial of the value or nature of a thing:
      2. A written composition of moderate length exploring a particular issue or subject.
      3. A short literary composition of an analytical, interpretive, or reflective kind, dealing with its subject in a nontechnical, limited, often unsystematic way and, usually, expressive of the author's outlook and personality
      1. Enterprise; assiduous or persistent activity.
      2. A conscientious or concerted effort toward an end; an earnest attempt.
      3. A sincere attempt; a determined or assiduous effort towards a specific goal.
      1. Something done or produced through exertion; an achievement:
      2. The using of energy to get something done; exertion of strength or mental power
      3. A try, esp. a hard try; attempt; endeavor
      1. A partial split or break; a fissure.
      2. An attempt or try:
      3. (Slang) Hard, pebblelike pieces of highly purified cocaine prepared for smoking: a highly potent and addictive form of cocaine
      1. An attack; an assault:
      2. An effort or a try.
    See also:

    try

  5. A state of pain or anguish that tests one's resiliency and character

      1. The provision made for a parent to spend time with a child who is in the physical custody of another.
      2. A calamitous event or experience; a grave misfortune:
      3. The action or an instance of visiting or an instance of being visited:
      1. An experience that tests one's endurance, patience, or faith.
      2. Great affliction, trial, or distress; suffering:
      1. A difficult or painful experience, especially one that severely tests character or endurance.
      2. An ancient method of trial in which the accused was exposed to physical dangers, from which he or she was supposed to be divinely protected if innocent
      3. A method of trial in which the accused was subjected to pain or danger as a means of invoking God's intercession, with the outcome regarded as revealing a divine determination of guilt or innocence.
      1. A vessel made of a refractory substance such as graphite or porcelain, used for melting and calcining materials at high temperatures.
      2. A place, time, or situation in which different social forces or intellectual influences come together and cause new developments:
      3. The hollow at the bottom of an ore furnace, where the molten metal collects
    See also:

    easy

  6. Something hard to bear physically or emotionally

      1. Something that causes great suffering or distress; affliction; trial
      2. An experience that tests one's endurance, patience, or faith.
      1. Any of various modifications of the cross design, such as a Latin cross or Maltese cross.
      2. A monument in the form of a cross, or with a cross on it, marking a crossroad, boundary, grave, etc.
      3. (Christianity) The sign of the cross.
      1. The carrying of loads
      2. A source of great worry or stress; weight:
      3. Anything one has to bear or put up with; heavy load, as of work, duty, responsibility, or sorrow
      1. Anything causing pain or distress; calamity
      2. An afflicted condition; pain; suffering
  7. One that makes another totally miserable by causing sharp pain and irritation

      1. An unpleasant feeling occurring as a result of injury or disease, usually localized in some part of the body:
      2. (Informal) A source of annoyance; a nuisance:
      3. Bodily suffering characterized by such feelings:
      1. A sharp, pointed protuberance on an animal; spine
      2. (Botany) A modified branch in the form of a sharp woody structure.
      3. One that causes sharp pain, irritation, or discomfort:
Adjective
  1. Constituting a tentative model for future experiment or development

    See also:

    start

Another word for trial

Noun
  1. An effort to learn the truth

      1. A formal interrogation:
      2. A set of questions asked in testing or interrogating; test
      3. An examining or being examined; investigation; inspection; checkup; scrutiny; inquiry; testing
      1. A set of questions, problems, or exercises for determining a person's knowledge, abilities, aptitude, or qualifications; examination
      2. A method, process, or means used in making such an examination or trial
      3. A procedure for critical evaluation; a means of determining the presence, quality, or truth of something; a trial:
      1. (Linguis.) The use of word order and uninflected function words rather than inflection to express syntactic relationships
      2. A statement of the results of this process
      3. (Chemistry) The separation of a substance into its constituent elements to determine either their nature (qualitative analysis) or their proportions (quantitative analysis).
    See also:

    experiment

  2. A case at law

      1. (Sports) In Rugby, an act of advancing the ball past the opponent's goal line and grounding it there for a score of three points.
      2. (Rugby) A scoring play in which the ball is grounded on or behind the opponent's goal line
      3. The act or an instance of trying; attempt; effort; trial
      1. A sentence to serve time in prison.
      2. (Slang) A negative quality or characteristic associated with a person or an object.
      3. A form of popular music developed especially in African-American urban communities and characterized by spoken or chanted rhyming lyrics with a strong rhythmic accompaniment.
      1. The state of being impeached
      2. The act of impeaching a public official, either elected or appointed, before a tribunal charged with determining the facts of the matter
      3. A demonstration in a court of law, or before another finder of fact, that a witness was ingenuine before, and therefore, is less likely to tell the truth now
      1. A trial by such a military tribunal.
      2. A conviction by a court-martial
      3. A military or naval court of officers appointed by a commander to try persons for offenses under military law.
      1. The right of a person to obtain such a writ.
      2. (Law) Any of various writs ordering a person to be brought before a court; specif., a writ requiring that a detained person be brought before a court to decide the legality of the detention or imprisonment
      3. A writ that a person may seek from a court to obtain immediate release from an unlawful confinement, as when the confinement has occurred through a means that violated the person's constitutional rights.
      1. An agreement or promise, written, spoken, or implied, and not under seal
      2. An agreement or promise made orally or in writing not under seal; a contract.
      3. A legal action seeking compensation for the nonperformance of a contract that was not officially approved or recorded.
      1. The act or an instance of seizing or the condition of being seized.
      2. An instance of abnormal, especially excessive electrical activity in the brain, causing symptoms such as involuntary muscle movements and the loss of awareness or the ability to pay attention.
      3. The act of one who seizes, or an instance of this
      1. An entry in a list of source(s) from which one took information, words or literary or verbal context.
      2. (--- Law) A reference to a previous court decision or other authority for a point of law, usually by case title and other information.
      3. An official summons or notice given to a person to appear; the paper containing such summons or notice.
      1. The act of prosecuting.
      2. The State as the party that institutes and carries on criminal proceedings in court
      3. The conducting of criminal proceedings in court against a person
      1. (Law) An action to recover personal property unlawfully taken; the writ or procedure of such action.
      2. An action to recover personal property said or claimed to be unlawfully taken.
      3. The recovery of goods by the person claiming to own them, on a promise to test the matter in court and give the goods up again if defeated
      1. (Law) a suit filed by a defendant against a plaintiff secondary to the original complaint.
      2. An opposing claim, esp. one by a defendant against a plaintiff's claim in a lawsuit
      3. A claim pled against a plaintiff by a defendant, either in opposition to the relief sought or as an independent cause of action against the plaintiff.
      1. A lawsuit
      2. (Law) The conduct of a lawsuit
      3. The act or process of carrying on a lawsuit
      1. (Law) The interrogating or questioning of a witness by the party against whom he or she has been called and examined. See examination.
      2. (Law): In a legal trial, the questioning of a witness, while testifying, called by one party's attorney by the attorney opposed to said party.
      3. By extension, any process in which a person is subject to questioning.
      1. Something claimed in a formal or legal manner, especially a tract of public land staked out by a miner or homesteader.
      2. A statement, as a fact, of something that may be called into question; assertion
      3. A statement of something as a fact; an assertion of truth:
      1. The act or process of obtaining such charges.
      2. (Law) A set of written criminal charges issued against a party, where a grand jury, under the guidance of a prosecutor, has found that sufficient evidence exists to justify trying the party for that crime.
      3. (Law) A formal written accusation charging one or more persons with the commission of a crime, presented by a grand jury to the court when the jury has found, after examining the evidence presented, that there is a valid case
      1. A struggle for superiority or victory between rivals:
      2. A fight, struggle, conflict, or controversy
      3. Any race, game, debate, etc. in which individuals or teams compete with one another to determine the winner
      1. (Law) An action or a suit or just grounds for an action.
      2. (Linguistics) In traditional grammar, a distinct form of a noun, pronoun, or modifier that is used to express one or more particular syntactic relationships to other words in a sentence.
      3. A question or problem; a matter:
      1. A series or number of fast-moving, exciting, or dangerous events, especially in a movie:
      2. Organized activity to accomplish an objective:
      3. The most important or exciting work or activity in a specific field or area:
      1. (Countable, law) A legal procedure done before a judge, without a jury, as with an evidentiary hearing.
      2. (Uncountable) The sense used to perceive sound.
      3. (Law) A legal proceeding in which evidence is taken and arguments are given as the basis for a decision to be issued, either on some preliminary matter or on the merits of the case.
      1. An action or proceeding other than a criminal prosecution brought in a court of law or equity.
      2. Suit
      3. (Law) In civil law, a case where two or more people disagree and one or more of the parties take the case to a court for resolution.
      1. A legal action brought by one or several parties against another or others, as to recover a right, make a claim for a loss or injury, etc.
      2. The act or an instance of courting a woman; courtship:
      3. A group of things used together; a set or collection:
  3. An ordeal

Idioms:

    on trial

  1. in litigation, at law, before the bar, before a judge, before a jury, indicted, being tried.

    • on trial

    • on a trial basis, on approval, for a trial period, being tested, under consideration, not yet accepted;