field trial

noun

Definition of field trial

1 : a trial of sporting dogs in actual performance
2 : a trial of a new product in actual situations for which it is intended

Examples of field trial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Earth-Kind is a special designation given to select rose cultivars that have undergone extensive research and field trials by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Polyantha roses are prolific bloomers and rugged survivors," 12 Sep. 2019 In a Brazilian field trial, these second-generation mosquitoes caused local populations to dip by as much as 96%, Oxitec announced in June. Kelly Servick, Science | AAAS, "Study on DNA spread by genetically modified mosquitoes prompts backlash," 17 Sep. 2019 There would be additional challenges to address even if such field trials went well. Mike Wall, Scientific American, "Silica Blankets Could Make Mars Habitable," 15 July 2019 Once field trials were finally ready to start in 2013, anti-GMO activists destroyed the plantings, setting everything back again. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Why haven’t genetically engineered crops made food better?," 4 June 2019 The concept has not yet been tested in a field trial. Amy Dockser Marcus, WSJ, "Communities Raise Their Voices on Genetic Engineering," 27 July 2018 In May, the company launched its first open field trial of this second generation Aedes aegypti mosquito in Indaiatuba, Brazil. Megan Molteni, WIRED, "How ‘Self-Limiting’ Mosquitos Can Help Eradicate Malaria," 21 June 2018 The first open-field trials of these will likely take place only after regulatory agencies are satisfied that appropriate mitigation procedures are available. Anthony A. James, STAT, "Gene-drive technology must be developed in a safe, ethical way," 10 July 2018 Foster + Partners has successfully lab-tested this method, dubbed Regolith Additive Construction, and the firm is awaiting field trials, Gallou said. NBC News, "Here's what future Mars and lunar space colonies could look like," 7 July 2018

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First Known Use of field trial

1849, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of field trial was in 1849

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