on a trial basis

Definition of on a trial basis

:for a short period of time in order to try something out
  • I'm using the product on a trial basis.

Word by Word Definitions

trial play
  1. : the formal examination before a competent tribunal of the matter in issue in a civil or criminal cause in order to determine such issue

  2. : the action or process of trying or putting to the proof : test

  3. : a preliminary contest (as in a sport)

  1. : of, relating to, or used in a trial

  2. : made or done as a test or experiment

  3. : used or tried out in a test or experiment

basis play
  1. : the bottom of something considered as its foundation

  2. : the principal component of something

  3. : something on which something else is established or based


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