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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 tri·al /ˈtraɪ(ə)l/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 tri·al /ˈtraɪ(ə)l/ 名詞

From: Network Terminology

 試 試驗

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tri·al n.
 1. The act of trying or testing in any manner. Specifically: --
 (a) Any effort or exertion of strength for the purpose of ascertaining what can be done or effected.
    [I] defy thee to the trial of mortal fight.   --Milton.
 (b) The act of testing by experience; proof; test.
    Repeated trials of the issues and events of actions.   --Bp. Wilkins.
 (c) Examination by a test; experiment, as in chemistry, metallurgy, etc.
 2. The state of being tried or tempted; exposure to suffering that tests strength, patience, faith, or the like; affliction or temptation that exercises and proves the graces or virtues of men.
    Others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings.   --Heb. xi. 36.
 3. That which tries or afflicts; that which harasses; that which tries the character or principles; that which tempts to evil; as, his child's conduct was a sore trial.
    Every station is exposed to some trials.   --Rogers.
 4. Law The formal examination of the matter in issue in a cause before a competent tribunal; the mode of determining a question of fact in a court of law; the examination, in legal form, of the facts in issue in a cause pending before a competent tribunal, for the purpose of determining such issue.
 Syn: -- Test; attempt; endeavor; effort; experiment; proof; essay. See Test, and Attempt.
    And millions miss for one that hits.   --Swift.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: (law) legal proceedings consisting of the judicial
           examination of issues by a competent tribunal; "most of
           these complaints are settled before they go to trial"
      2: the act of testing something; "in the experimental trials
         the amount of carbon was measured separately"; "he called
         each flip of the coin a new trial" [syn: test, run]
      3: (sports) a preliminary competition to determine
         qualifications; "the trials for the semifinals began
      4: (law) the determination of a person's innocence or guilt by
         due process of law; "he had a fair trial and the jury
         found him guilty"
      5: trying something to find out about it; "a sample for ten
         days free trial"; "a trial of progesterone failed to
         relieve the pain" [syn: trial run, test, tryout]
      6: an annoying or frustrating or catastrophic event; "his
         mother-in-law's visits were a great trial for him"; "life
         is full of tribulations"; "a visitation of the plague"
         [syn: tribulation, visitation]
      7: the act of undergoing testing; "he survived the great test
         of battle"; "candidates must compete in a trial of skill"
         [syn: test]