• WordNet 3.6
    • n tryout a test of the suitability of a performer
    • n tryout 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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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Tryout a test of the performance capability of a person, to ascertain fitness for a particular task; in sports, a test by which the fitness of a player or contestant to remain in a certain class is determined.
    • Tryout (Theater) one or more performances of a play prior to the official opening, held at a location outside of the city where it is to be formally presented, conducted for the purpose of determining audience response or ascertaining weaknesses needing correction.
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In literature:

Old Well-Well was too ill to see the lad get his tryout.
"The Redheaded Outfield and Other Baseball Stories" by Zane Grey
But they won't sign me without a tryout.
"One Basket" by Edna Ferber
The new auto had "gone dead" on her first tryout.
"Tom Swift and his Electric Runabout" by Victor Appleton
Another day saw the Humming-Bird almost in shape again, and Tom was preparing for a tryout of the engine.
"Tom Swift and his Sky Racer" by Victor Appleton
I've given her a partial shop-tryout, and she works well.
"Tom Swift and his War Tank" by Victor Appleton
You can back out now, and I'll run Smoky without any tryout, and you can take your chance.
"Cow-Country" by B. M. Bower
He refused to take the tryout results as final.
"Cheerful--By Request" by Edna Ferber
There have been several trips, all tryouts.
"New York Times Current History: The European War, Vol 2, No. 1, April, 1915" by Various
March 1st was the day for celebrating the yearly singing tryout.
"Sixty Years of California Song" by Margaret Blake-Alverson
We had planned to have a tryout some day this week, after school.
"Marjorie Dean High School Freshman" by Pauline Lester

In news:

MSU?s Jourdan Brooks Gets NFL Tryout with Bengals BALTIMORE, Md.
Hundreds lined up to tryout for a US Open ballperson position.
Prospective football players are ready for their tryouts .
Prospective football players are ready for their tryouts , hoping to land roles in a movie being filmed in West Michigan.
The 2008-09 season won't begin until a Dec 1 match at Poway, but the first day of tryouts on Nov 17 saw approximately five dozen girls seek positions on the varsity, junior varsity and freshman squads.
As if the details surrounding the divorce of Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise weren't strange enough, a new Vanity Fair article about Cruise, Scientology and "girlfriend tryouts " might take it to the next level.
Kelly Jr, 27, is an NFL hopeful at safety and returner who will get a tryout with the Browns on Monday, he told The Plain Dealer Wednesday.
He had a previous tryout with the Browns in 2008.
T-Mac gets a tryout .
Jets sign Matt Simms after tryout .
The New York Jets added another recognizable name to their quarterback depth chart, signing rookie Matt Simms -- son of former Super Bowl MVP Phil Simms -- to the roster Sunday after a three-day tryout in minicamp.
Volleyball to Hold Open Tryouts .
Rattlesnakes to Hold Open Tryout .
Mid-Maine Tritons 14U AAU travel baseball team tryouts .
Tryouts are expected to last the entire day.

In science:

Therefore one could still choose a large timestep H in SIMs without hitting the instability, by at most a few integration tryouts with slightly varied H ’s.
Structure preserving Stochastic Impulse Methods for stiff Langevin systems with a uniform global error of order 1 or 1/2 on position