field trial


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 Yield10 Bioscience, an agtech company using gene discovery tools, has been doing field trial studies to boost seed and oil yield in the high-value cover crop Camelina sativa (Camelina). Lana Bandoim, Forbes, 18 June 2021 On April 26, 1954, the field trial for Salk’s polio vaccine began. Ainissa Ramirez, Scientific American, 17 June 2021 In June, VerCauteren ran another field trial in Texas, combining the bait boxes with the inflatable snakes, and didn’t find a single dead bird. Stephen Ornes, The Atlantic, 15 May 2021 During the January 2020 field trial and another in September 2020, Pitts and her colleagues treated 14 coral formations using the dome method and seven others with the paste. Elizabeth Svoboda, Scientific American, 1 May 2021 Americans in Francis’s time had spent decades waiting for a cure for polio; by 1954, when Francis began his vaccine field trial, more people knew about the Salk vaccine than could recite the full name of President Eisenhower. Howard Markel, The New Yorker, 12 Apr. 2021 When the shot was later administered in a 1954 field trial at their Pittsburgh elementary school, one of the teachers asked Darrell Salk, who was only 6 at the time, to comfort a crying schoolmate and explain that his father’s vaccine was safe. New York Times, 25 Dec. 2020 Take the famous 1954 field trial for the Salk polio vaccine, which included an incredible 1.8 million children! Hilda Bastian, Wired, 8 Dec. 2020 Hunting, hunt test and field trial dogs have very specific needs to achieve optimum performance. Brian Lynn, Outdoor Life, 21 Sep. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of field trial

1849, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Field trial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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