field trial


: a trial of sporting dogs in actual performance
: 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 These recommendations emphasized the need for thorough research in the lab, including interim evaluations at set points, before scientists move to field trials. Bill Gates, Foreign Affairs, 10 Apr. 2018 The university plans to conduct real-world field trials over the coming six months or so. Frances Vinall, Washington Post, 3 Oct. 2023 Toshiba is leading in high-speed QKD and has been holding field trials in Japan and the United Kingdom for several years. IEEE Spectrum, 19 Sep. 2018 The conservation area was closed to the public for the weekend, indicating that the trainer was there to participate in the field trial. Katie Hill, Outdoor Life, 25 May 2023 In January 2011 the researchers conducted a field trial to test their strategy. Linda Marsa, Discover Magazine, 4 Jan. 2012 Many of these solutions have already proven successful in labs and are beginning field trials in the open ocean. Michael Leitch, Scientific American, 12 Sep. 2023 The research team now intends to explore practical implementation standards, as well as field trials in collaboration with outside industry leaders. Andrew Paul, Popular Science, 23 Aug. 2023 After the field trials, the company plans on officially launching the AI system to customers during fiscal 2023, which spans until March of next year. Michael Kan, PCMAG, 4 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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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“Field trial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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