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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English trial, from Anglo-Norman trial, from Old French trier (to pick out, cull) + -al. More at English try.

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trial (plural trials)

  1. An opportunity to test something out; a test.
    They will perform the trials for the new equipment next week.
  2. Appearance at judicial court.
  3. A difficult or annoying experience.
    That boy was a trial to his parents.
  4. A tryout to pick members of a team.
    soccer trials
  5. (Britain) An internal examination set by Eton College.
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AdjectiveEdit

trial (not comparable)

  1. Pertaining to a trial or test.
  2. Attempted on a provisional or experimental basis.
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VerbEdit

trial (third-person singular simple present trials, present participle (UK) trialling or (US) trialing, simple past and past participle (UK) trialled or (US) trialed)

  1. To carry out a series of tests on (a new product, procedure etc.) before marketing or implementing it.
    The warning system was extensively trialed before being fitted to all our vehicles.
  2. To try out (a new player) in a sports team.
    The team trialled a new young goalkeeper in Saturday's match, with mixed results.

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Etymology 2Edit

From Latin trialis, an adjective formed from tres (three) + -ālis.

AdjectiveEdit

trial (not comparable)

  1. Characterized by having three (usually equivalent) components.
  2. Triple.
  3. (grammar) Pertaining to a language form referring to three of something, like people; contrast singular, dual and plural. (See Ambai language for an example.)
    No language has a trial number unless it has a dual.
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DutchEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English trial.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: tri‧al

NounEdit

trial m (plural trials, diminutive trialtje n)

  1. Cross with small but sturdy and very versatile motorcycles, cars or bicycles

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English trial.

NounEdit

trial m (invariable)

  1. (sports) trials (motorcycle etc)

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Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

trier (to try such as in a court of law) +‎ -al.

NounEdit

trial m (oblique plural triaus or triax or trials, nominative singular triaus or triax or trials, nominative plural trial)

  1. trial (legal procedure)

Usage notesEdit

  • due to lack of attestation, the precise meaning is uncertain

DescendantsEdit

  • English: trial (borrowed)

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