trial period

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n trial period a period of time during which someone or something is tested
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Usage

In literature:

My authority is a niece of Mr. Evans, who formed one of her uncle's family at the period of the trial.
"Notes and Queries, Number 76, April 12, 1851" by Various
The Abyssinians, negroes, etc., marry on trial or for limited periods.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
In a week then from to-day, my dear Asenath, this period of trial will be ended.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 5 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Then comes the critical period of the Trial by Jury.
"The Trial of Theodore Parker" by Theodore Parker
He passed through his second summer, that period of trial and sickness for many infants, in perfect health.
"Bred of the Desert" by Marcus Horton
Periods of expectancy are generally deemed great trials, making inroads upon the health, and sapping the energies of the mind.
"Confessions Of Con Cregan An Irish Gil Blas" by Charles James Lever
The period was one in which, during times of trial and misfortune, the presence of an underlying religious sentiment became unmistakable.
"Women of Modern France (Illustrated)" by Hugo Paul Thieme (1870-1940)
Then the moulting seasons are always periods of trial to the larvae, and often of loss to the rearer.
"Butterflies and Moths" by William S. Furneaux
The medical gentleman who attended her saw that she could not survive the period of the trial.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland" by Various
Yet this was, by no means, the most agonizing period of this season of trial.
"Dilemmas of Pride, (Vol 3 of 3)" by Margracia Loudon
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In news:

Ron Shelton's hyperkinetic new action drama Dark Blue takes place in the period between the Rodney King beating and the trial of the police officers involved.
The new ship has been moored alongside the Incat shipyard wharf on Prince of Wales Bay to enable the final stage of construction and commissioning of machinery in the lead up to the sea trial period anticipated to be January 2013.
The figures cover payments, meals and "non-monetary educational items" worth $25 or more and totaling $500 or more during the six-month period, including compensation for speaking and consulting, CME and conducting clinical trials.
Jim McIsaac/Getty Images Devils coach Brent Sutter says he and Jamie Langenbrunner went through a ``trial period last season.
Imagenomic extends a 15-day, fully functional trial use period.
QB Russell Wilson's trial period has become, well, trying.
QB Wilson's trial period has become, well, trying.
Give Employers Money to Train, Hire Workers For a Trial Period .
As his trial resumed today, hundreds of Bosnians gathered in the streets of Sarajevo to remember the killing of some 7,000 men in Srebrenica, the worst single act of brutality in Europe since the Nazi period.
In the largest echinacea clinical trial ever published, British researchers concluded that using a concentrated Swiss echinacea extract effectively helped to prevent symptoms of the common cold over a 4-month period.
PHILADELPHIA – A hatchet used to bust up saloons, the verdict sheet from Al Capone's trial, and lawman Eliot Ness' sworn oath of office are among the more sobering artifacts in a new exhibit documenting the driest period in US history.
PHILADELPHIA — A hatchet used to bust up saloons, the verdict sheet from Al Capone's trial and lawman Eliot Ness' sworn oath of office are among the more sobering artifacts in a new exhibit documenting the driest period in US history.
The Hague — Today, Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Thomas Lubanga Dyilo to a total period of 14 years of imprisonment .
The trial court correctly concluded that defendant's one-year contractual limitations period for making a claim for uninsured motorist benefits was not enforceable.
There is no guarantee he will stay beyond his 25-game trial period, and the Bulldogs could release him in the meantime.
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In science:

Figure 4.6: Twice the likelihood (C ) of flux modulation from Crab as a function of trial period for a 10 bin light curve. C is distributed as χ2 9 in the null model.
A Search for Gamma-Ray Bursts and Pulsars, and the Application of Kalman Filters to Gamma-Ray Reconstruction
Figure 4.8: Twice the likelihood of flux modulation in Vela as a function of trial period for 10 bin light curves.
A Search for Gamma-Ray Bursts and Pulsars, and the Application of Kalman Filters to Gamma-Ray Reconstruction
ITH is the minimum number of source counts needed to detect pulsation in a single trial, and ITH, trials is the number of counts needed to detect pulsation in a period search. hI i is the expected number of source counts, based on the source flux and exposure in the viewing period.
A Search for Gamma-Ray Bursts and Pulsars, and the Application of Kalman Filters to Gamma-Ray Reconstruction
The number of trials is that required to search from 50 ms to 500 ms, with appropriate period derivatives.
A Search for Gamma-Ray Bursts and Pulsars, and the Application of Kalman Filters to Gamma-Ray Reconstruction
This is a general technique based on simple time series analysis and polynomial algebra, and we apply it in the linear trend case to MYE data in Section 5, making use of the newly available ACS data extended by the trial period of the MYES.
Incompatibility of trends in multi-year estimates from the American Community Survey
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