trial run


: a testing exercise : experiment

Examples of trial run in a Sentence

They will put the software through many trial runs before putting it on the market. We will have to give the machine a trial run.
Recent Examples on the Web For Milwaukee and the Republican National Committee, the trial run is done. Bill Glauber, Journal Sentinel, 25 Aug. 2023 Houston is planning to expand the use of goats as mowers after a successful trial run. Isabella Volmert, Dallas News, 9 Aug. 2023 In essence, the story reported about a Utah stake (involving a number of Latter-day Saint congregations) that organized two single-day trial runs of a Saturday camp for children ages 8 to 11. The Salt Lake Tribune, 15 July 2023 The goal would be to produce two prototypes by 2028 for testing and trial runs. Vanessa Arredondo, Los Angeles Times, 26 Aug. 2023 The first restaurants to get involved in the Flyby trial run in Mesa are MAD Greens, Tokyo Joe's and Nekter Juice Bar. Endia Fontanez, The Arizona Republic, 5 Apr. 2023 The couple visited the city over the summer for a trial run. Stephanie Wenger, Peoplemag, 18 July 2023 For serious clients, Gulfstream will build a single seat to spec and deliver it to their office or home for a trial run. Basem Wasef, Robb Report, 2 July 2023 Companies wary of investing in novel technologies will be looking to see if trial runs can deliver the fuel reductions and cost savings that developers promise. IEEE Spectrum, 14 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of trial run was in 1903

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“Trial run.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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