the act of testing something; "in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately"; "he called each flip of the coin a new trial" Synonyms: test, run,
the act of undergoing testing; "he survived the great test of battle"; "candidates must compete in a trial of skill" Synonyms: test,
(law) the determination of a person''s innocence or guilt by due process of law; "he had a fair trial and the jury found him guilty"; "most of these complaints are settled before they go to trial"
trying something to find out about it; "a sample for ten days free trial"; "a trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain" Synonyms: trial run, test, tryout,
an annoying or frustrating or catastrophic event; "his mother-in-law''s visits were a great trial for him"; "life is full of tribulations"; "a visitation of the plague" Synonyms: tribulation, visitation,
(sports) a preliminary competition to determine qualifications; "the trials for the semifinals began yesterday"