trial run


Definition of 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.

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Dillingham had a trial run with his new coaching setup when Auburn walloped Purdue in the Music City Bowl, but the Tigers will unveil their new-look offensive dynamic on Saturday against No. Tom Green |, al, "Inside the offensive dynamic that will dictate Auburn’s season," 27 Aug. 2019 Jury selection is scheduled to begin Nov. 8, with the trial running through December. Washington Post, "Motor vehicle head resigns over fatal crash that killed 7," 25 June 2019 But that came after lots of trial runs ahead of the big day. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "It Took Three Days and Countless Tests to Get Lady Gaga’s Gold Met Gala Eyelashes Just Right," 7 May 2019 The company had planned to conduct trial runs for the new vehicle by the end of 2018 and have it on American roads by the end of this year., "Electric vehicle company says Indiana factory’s SUV ‘on hold’," 12 July 2019 The first trial run produced exactly what the young entrepreneur wanted: lustrous gold CBD oil. Anna Bauman, Detroit Free Press, "Troy business is a world leader in hemp extraction," 3 July 2019 Short-distance trial runs showed these crafts were slow and that currents pulled them off-course. Dennis Normile, Science | AAAS, "Explorers to voyage to Japan in primitive boat in hopes of unlocking an ancient mystery," 2 July 2019 Sausalito officials this week agreed to extend a program that provides free showers, signaling the homeless service initiative was a success after a six-month trial run. Matthew Pera, The Mercury News, "Sausalito’s free showers for homeless to keep running," 15 June 2019 The military was concerned any central location would be a Soviet target.     By the late 1960s, colleges were able to access the very limited trial run of ARPANET. Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY, "R.I.P. passwords?," 15 June 2019

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1903, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of trial run

: a test in which a product or procedure is tried in order to see if it works correctly

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