Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun trial

6 senses of trial

Sense 1
test, trial, run -- (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")
       => attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try -- (earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something; "made an effort to cover all the reading material"; "wished him luck in his endeavor"; "she gave it a good try")

Sense 2
trial, trial run, test, tryout -- (trying something to find out about it; "a sample for ten days free trial"; "a trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain")
       => experiment, experimentation -- (the testing of an idea; "it was an experiment in living"; "not all experimentation is done in laboratories")

Sense 3
test, trial -- (the act of undergoing testing; "he survived the great test of battle"; "candidates must compete in a trial of skill")
       => attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try -- (earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something; "made an effort to cover all the reading material"; "wished him luck in his endeavor"; "she gave it a good try")

Sense 4
trial -- ((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"; "most of these complaints are settled before they go to trial")
       => proceeding, legal proceeding, proceedings -- ((law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked)

Sense 5
trial -- ((sports) a preliminary competition to determine qualifications; "the trials for the semifinals began yesterday")
       => contest, competition -- (an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants)

Sense 6
trial, tribulation, visitation -- (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")
       => affliction -- (a cause of great suffering and distress)

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