field-tested; field-testing; field-tests

transitive verb

: to test (a procedure, a product, etc.) in actual situations reflecting intended use
field test noun

Examples of field-test in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It is field-tested by North American Hunting Club members, with an average rating of 8.6. Idaho Statesman, 31 Jan. 2024 Before being offered for sale, each new item is field-tested by his 20 employees in the office, who wear the samples nonstop for at least a week. Lauren Debter, Forbes, 28 Nov. 2023 All Yeti coolers are field-tested and field-proven to keep all of your essential drinks and food cold as long as possible, but some are better for certain pursuits than others. Ryan Chelius, Field & Stream, 5 Oct. 2023 The researchers recently field-tested the hailsondes for the first time near the town of Olds in central Alberta, Canada. IEEE Spectrum, 17 Aug. 2023 Which is why our editors rounded up an RV’s worth of outdoor adventure products and field-tested every last one to find the best stuff to fuel your next summit, ride, stargaze, fishing trip, campsite cookout, or throwback hike. John Thompson, Men's Health, 6 June 2023 Our own Fitness Editor, Brett Williams, field-tested this running hat during a marathon. Mike Richard,, 13 May 2023 All potential selections that Portland might make are being field-tested in about 45 classrooms around the city before one is chosen for each grade. oregonlive, 13 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1938, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of field-test was in 1938

Dictionary Entries Near field-test

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“Field-test.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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