trial run

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n trial run trying something to find out about it "a sample for ten days free trial","a trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain"
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Usage

In literature:

Further trial was postponed till the motor could be put in better running condition.
"The Early History of the Airplane" by Orville Wright
I don't want you to run too big a risk for me until the great trial comes.
"The Ghost Breaker" by Charles Goddard
Complete precisely as indicated in Trial Runs, steps 9-19.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
Further trial was postponed till the motor could be put in better running condition.
"The War in the Air; Vol. 1" by Walter Raleigh
No boy enjoyed a trial at wrestling, running or leaping, better than he did.
"From Farm House to the White House" by William M. Thayer
One may doubt whether English liberties have ever run a graver danger in modern times than at the trial of the twelve reformers.
"Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle" by H. N. Brailsford
To show this, it is only necessary to run over some of the leading trials of the period.
"A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718" by Wallace Notestein
The time of trial of his people is past, so runs his message; that very evening he will come, and their sufferings will be over.
"Neighbors" by Jacob A. Riis
It isn't fair to Hastings to run away without a good trial.
"Nevermore" by Rolf Boldrewood
By the time she had them on, Sally was ready to shove off for the trial run.
"Guilt of the Brass Thieves" by Mildred A. Wirt
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In poetry:

His saints should stand prepared
In duty's path to run;
Nor count their greatest trials hard,
So that his will be done.
"The Milch Kine Drawing The Ark : Faith's Surrender Of All" by John Newton
Yes, the villain tried hard to swear his life away,
But God protected him by night and by day,
And during his long trial in London, without dismay,
The noble patriot never flinched nor tried to run away.
"Richard Pigott, the Forger" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Caitlin Kilcoin, center, recruited Pizza Tonight's Stephanie Lebow for a trial run on a new dine-at-home concept.
Felix, Tarmoh to run-off 100 meters at US Olympic track trials.
Malaria vaccine trial run spurs disappointment.
Optional tax 'worth a trial run '.
Blogger Amy Kritzer gives some new products a trial run .
Parklet, or people spot, getting a trial run in Andersonville.
Severe Weather Tax Holiday 'Good' Trial Run .
A Trial Run For The Presidential Race.
Burger, fries, TV: McDonald's M Channel gets trial run with big plans for sports, music, sales.
30 am 'Printers Mass' a trial run .
Marjah offensive is trial run for Kandahar push.
The Marjah offensive, say US and Afghan officials, is a trial run for a major push into the city of Kandahar this summer.
What's believed to be the one and only twin-screw laboratory line to perform direct devolatilization is open for trial runs.
Rob Brush's invention takes the moisture out of the asphalt during a trial run this season at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Facebook gives automatic Photo Syncing on iOS a trial run.
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In science:

We used the spectral test for all experiments, and the reported averages are obtained by running 1000 trials.
Hypothesis testing using pairwise distances and associated kernels (with Appendix)
If Hs and Ts alternate randomly then the number of runs after N trials is a random variable whose cumulative distribution is given by counting the number of sequences of length N with r or fewer runs (or conversely, r or greater runs).
Remarks on "Random Sequences"
Combining the quantum factorization with trial division, and Theorem 2, we have a O((log N )3 log log N log log log N ) run time quantum primality test as promised.
Primality Test Via Quantum Factorization
The methods differ in the way the trial runs are fired and the transition paths are generated.
Forward Flux Sampling-type schemes for simulating rare events: Efficiency analysis
In the branched growth (BG) method, a single point is generated at the first interface and is used as the starting point for multiple trial runs to the next interface.
Forward Flux Sampling-type schemes for simulating rare events: Efficiency analysis
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