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

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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 Salaries consume 70% of the budget; spending on lab equipment, field trials and the like accounts for just 2%. The Economist, "Tough times for Embrapa, a jewel of Brazilian innovation," 28 June 2018 Facebook said in February that carriers in Europe were evaluating the technology, and Norwegian carrier Telenor planned a field trial in Kuala Lumpur. Glenn Fleishman, Fortune, "Facebook Kills Solar-Powered Drones for Internet Service," 26 June 2018 The institute pumps millions of dollars into lab research and coffee field trials every year. Justin Worland/alajuela, Time, "Your Morning Cup of Coffee Is in Danger. Can the Industry Adapt in Time?," 21 June 2018 Hayward Field was constructed in 1919 as a football stadium and has held six U.S. Olympic track and field trials. Andrew Greif, OregonLive.com, "Final Prefontaine Classic at Hayward Field called 'bittersweet'," 25 May 2018

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First Known Use of field trial

1849, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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