testing ground

noun

1
: a place where machines, vehicles, etc., are tested to see if they are working correctly
a testing ground for weapons
2
: a place or situation in which new ideas, methods, etc., can be tried
Her class served as a testing ground for new teaching methods.

Examples of testing ground in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Eventually, those performances at the lobby of the Hollywood establishment became a testing ground for the band to experiment and develop their sound. Ernesto Lechner, Los Angeles Times, 6 June 2024 Every war is a laboratory of sorts for weapons systems, and Ukraine has provided a testing ground for weapons that have not previously been used against such a sophisticated, high-tech enemy as Russia. Vladyslav Golovin, New York Times, 25 May 2024 Borders are a viable testing ground for technologies. Petra Molnar, TIME, 21 May 2024 The 12-team league, composed mostly of players with less than three years of professional experience, serves as a testing ground for MLB and features several different rules. Justice Delos Santos, The Mercury News, 21 May 2024 Through legislation and lawsuits, her home state is becoming a testing ground for how public officials are trying to help address rising concerns about the effects of unchecked digital immersion on young people’s development. Jasper Davidoff, The Christian Science Monitor, 27 Apr. 2024 Formula One racing has been a testing ground for innovations that eventually appear in consumer cars, including new energy technologies and lighter, stronger materials. Bronwen Latimer, Washington Post, 2 Apr. 2024 The festival is a fun time — and a testing ground for sustainability initiatives that may eventually be used throughout the live sector. Katie Bain, Billboard, 29 Mar. 2024 San Francisco became a critical testing ground for these insider repeal efforts on a wide range of topics. Courtney E. Martin, The Christian Science Monitor, 12 Feb. 2024

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“Testing ground.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/testing%20ground. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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