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Storytelling is a very old human skill that gives us an evolutionary advantage. If you can tell young people how you kill an emu, acted out in song or dance, or that Uncle George was eaten by a croc over there, don't go there to swim, then those young people don't have to find out by trial and error.
Margaret Atwood

Meaning of "trial" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD TRIAL

From Anglo-French, from trier to try.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF TRIAL

trial  [ˈtraɪəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TRIAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Trial is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb trial in English.

WHAT DOES TRIAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

trial

Trial

In law, a trial is a coming together of parties to a dispute, to present information in a tribunal, a formal setting with the authority to adjudicate claims or disputes. One form of tribunal is a court. The tribunal, which may occur before a judge, jury, or other designated trier of fact, aims to achieve a resolution to their dispute.

Definition of trial in the English dictionary

The first definition of trial in the dictionary is the act or an instance of trying or proving; test or experiment. Other definition of trial is the judicial examination of the issues in a civil or criminal cause by a competent tribunal and the determination of these issues in accordance with the law of the land. Trial is also the determination of an accused person's guilt or innocence after hearing evidence for the prosecution and for the accused and the judicial examination of the issues involved.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO TRIAL

PRESENT

Present
I trial
you trial
he/she/it trials
we trial
you trial
they trial
Present continuous
I am trialing
you are trialing
he/she/it is trialing
we are trialing
you are trialing
they are trialing
Present perfect
I have trialed
you have trialed
he/she/it has trialed
we have trialed
you have trialed
they have trialed
Present perfect continuous
I have been trialing
you have been trialing
he/she/it has been trialing
we have been trialing
you have been trialing
they have been trialing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I trialed
you trialed
he/she/it trialed
we trialed
you trialed
they trialed
Past continuous
I was trialing
you were trialing
he/she/it was trialing
we were trialing
you were trialing
they were trialing
Past perfect
I had trialed
you had trialed
he/she/it had trialed
we had trialed
you had trialed
they had trialed
Past perfect continuous
I had been trialing
you had been trialing
he/she/it had been trialing
we had been trialing
you had been trialing
they had been trialing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will trial
you will trial
he/she/it will trial
we will trial
you will trial
they will trial
Future continuous
I will be trialing
you will be trialing
he/she/it will be trialing
we will be trialing
you will be trialing
they will be trialing
Future perfect
I will have trialed
you will have trialed
he/she/it will have trialed
we will have trialed
you will have trialed
they will have trialed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been trialing
you will have been trialing
he/she/it will have been trialing
we will have been trialing
you will have been trialing
they will have been trialing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would trial
you would trial
he/she/it would trial
we would trial
you would trial
they would trial
Conditional continuous
I would be trialing
you would be trialing
he/she/it would be trialing
we would be trialing
you would be trialing
they would be trialing
Conditional perfect
I would have trial
you would have trial
he/she/it would have trial
we would have trial
you would have trial
they would have trial
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been trialing
you would have been trialing
he/she/it would have been trialing
we would have been trialing
you would have been trialing
they would have been trialing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you trial
we let´s trial
you trial
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to trial
Past participle
trialed
Present Participle
trialing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TRIAL


decrial
dɪˈkraɪəl
denial
dɪˈnaɪəl
dial
ˈdaɪəl
diel
ˈdaɪəl
haematocryal
ˌhɛmətəʊˈkraɪəl
hematocryal
ˌhɛmətəʊˈkraɪəl
intertrial
ˈɪntəˌtraɪəl
mistrial
mɪsˈtraɪəl
phial
ˈfaɪəl
posttrial
ˌpəʊstˈtraɪəl
prial
praɪəl
redial
riːˈdaɪəl
retrial
riːˈtraɪəl
rial
ˈraɪəl
ryal
ˈraɪəl
sial
ˈsaɪəl
speed-dial
ˈspiːddaɪəl
sundial
ˈsʌnˌdaɪəl
vial
ˈvaɪəl
viol
ˈvaɪəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TRIAL

triage
trial and error
trial attorney
trial balance
trial balloon
trial basis
trial by battle
trial by combat
trial court
trial division
trial judge
trial jury
trial lawyer
trial period
trial run
trial separation
trialism
trialist
triality
trialled

WORDS THAT END LIKE TRIAL

aerial
arterial
bacterial
burial
editorial
entrepreneurial
equatorial
imperial
industrial
janitorial
managerial
material
memorial
mercurial
ministerial
pictorial
serial
terrestrial
territorial
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Synonyms and antonyms of trial in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «TRIAL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «trial» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of trial

Translation of «trial» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TRIAL

Find out the translation of trial to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of trial from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «trial» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

审理
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

juicio
570 millions of speakers

English

trial
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

परीक्षण
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مُحَاكَمَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

испытание
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

julgamento
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পরীক্ষা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

procès
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Percubaan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Gerichtsverfahren
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

裁判
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

재판
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nyoba
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

phiên tòa
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விசாரணை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चाचणी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Deneme
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

processo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

proces
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

судове засідання
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

proces
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δίκη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

verhoor
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

försök
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

rettssak
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of trial

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TRIAL»

The term «trial» is very widely used and occupies the 3.063 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TRIAL» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «trial» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «trial» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about trial

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10 QUOTES WITH «TRIAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word trial.
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Floyd Abrams
CBS exhausted the Texas courts. They went from the trial court to the intermediate court to the highest court.
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Margaret Atwood
Storytelling is a very old human skill that gives us an evolutionary advantage. If you can tell young people how you kill an emu, acted out in song or dance, or that Uncle George was eaten by a croc over there, don't go there to swim, then those young people don't have to find out by trial and error.
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Eion Bailey
I'm very interested in soldier recovery projects and in Bradley Manning's story, the army intelligence officer who's being held as a detainee and is going to trial for crimes of treason.
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William Banting
The great charm and comfort of the system is, that its affects are palpable within a week of trial, which creates a natural stimulus to persevere for few weeks more, when the fact becomes established beyond question.
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John Barth
You're certain to get a decision in a trial.
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Bruce Barton
Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change - this is the rhythm of living. Out of our over-confidence, fear; out of our fear, clearer vision, fresh hope. And out of hope, progress.
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Warren E. Burger
Trials by the adversarial contest must in time go the way of the ancient trial by battle and blood.
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Drew Busby
At school, myself and some pals, all football-daft, divided up the old English First Division and wrote off to half a dozen clubs each asking for a trial.
9
George H. W. Bush
You cannot be President of the United States if you don't have faith. Remember Lincoln, going to his knees in times of trial in the Civil War and all that stuff.
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Maria Cantwell
The United States and the European Union do want to have a rule of law, and that rule of law should be for a fair trial. And that fair trial needs to have an impartial jury.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TRIAL»

Discover the use of trial in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to trial and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery
“A masterwork [by] the preeminent historian of the Civil War era.”—Boston Globe Selected as a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times Book Review, this landmark work gives us a definitive account of Lincoln's lifelong ...
Eric Foner, 2011
2
Courts on Trial: Myth and Reality in American Justice
Provides an indepth analysis of the American legal system and proposes reforms in the workings of the court. Bibliogs
Jerome Frank, 1973
3
The Trial
The story of the mysterious indictment, trial, and reckoning forced upon Joseph K. in Franz Kafka' s "The Trial" is one of the twentieth century' s master parables, reflecting the central spiritual crises of modern life.
Franz Kafka, 1937
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The Lincoln Assassination Trial - The Court Transcripts
This is a transcript of NARA M599 Reels 8-15.
William C. Edwards
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The Trial of Tempel Anneke: Records of a Witchcraft Trial in ...
"This is a fascinating and important book." - Moshe Sluhovsky, California State University, Long Beach
Peter Alan Morton, 2006
6
The Trial of Galileo, 1612-1633
Examines Galileo's trial as a legal event. Includes correspondence, legal documents, transcripts and excerpts from Galileo's work for critical analysis of primary sources.
Thomas F. Mayer, Thomas Frederick Mayer, 2012
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The Scottsboro Boys Trial: A Primary Source Account
Looks at the case of nine black teenagers who were tried and convicted of raping two young white women in Alabama in 1931, a crime that never occurred and an accusation which engendered a controversy that swept the country.
Lita Sorensen, 2004
8
Darwin on Trial
In this edition of Phillip Johnson's classic book he responds to critics of the first edition and maintains that scientists have put the cart before the horse when it comes to evolution, regarding as scientific fact what really should be ...
Phillip E. Johnson, 2010
9
The Eichmann Trial
Lipstadt infuses a gripping narrative with historical perspective and contemporary urgency. From the Hardcover edition.
Deborah E. Lipstadt, 2011
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A Trial by Jury
In an incisive study of the the privileges and pitfalls of citizenship, a historian and author of Masters of All They Surveyed details his harrowing account with the American criminal justice system when he became foreman of a sequestered ...
D. Graham Burnett, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TRIAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term trial is used in the context of the following news items.
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Ebola vaccine trial proves 100% successful in Guinea
A vaccine against Ebola has been shown to be 100% successful in trials conducted during the outbreak in Guinea and is likely to bring the west African ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Taylor Swift calls Apple Music free trial 'shocking, disappointing' in …
The problem, Swift says, is that for the three-month free trial period every consumer gets, Apple won't be paying artists for those streams. Swift writes, "Three ... «The Verge, Jun 15»
3
James Holmes Trial: Three Jurors Dismissed After Talking About Case
The trial against admitted Colorado movie theater shooter James Holmes came to a halt Tuesday when the judge dismissed three jurors and had them escorted ... «NBCNews.com, Jun 15»
4
Jason Rezaian of Washington Post Goes on Trial in Iran
Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post correspondent accused by Iran of espionage who has been imprisoned for more than 10 months, went on trial in a Tehran ... «New York Times, May 15»
5
Frustrated Jury in Etan Patz Trial, but No Rancor for the Holdout
After a long trial, they easily dispatched what could have been a vexing issue standing between them and a guilty verdict: the absence of a body. “The very first ... «New York Times, May 15»
6
Colorado Movie Theater Shooting Trial
Colorado Movie Theater Shooting Trial. More. Survivors and victims give emotional testimony in murder trial of James Holmes. 6:55 | 04/28/15 ... «ABC News, Apr 15»
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James Holmes' Trial Begins In Colorado, 3 Years After Cinema …
Opening statements in the trial were delivered in Arapahoe County District Court on Monday, nearly three years after the attack. Holmes has pleaded not guilty ... «NPR, Apr 15»
8
Fate of Aaron Hernandez in hands of Massachusetts jury
The jury in the high-profile trial resumed deliberations Wednesday after deliberating about an hour-and-a-half on Tuesday. The way defense lawyer James ... «CNN, Apr 15»
9
Aaron Hernandez trial: Defense rests
Hernandez, 25, is on trial for the shooting death of Lloyd, whose body was found in a Massachusetts industrial park in June 2013. Now that the defense has ... «CNN, Apr 15»
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At the Mike Duffy trial, Stephen Harper will be the tie that binds
Stephen Harper doesn't expect to testify at Mike Duffy's trial, but he didn't need to be in the courtroom. His name was dropped throughout the first day. In one ... «The Globe and Mail, Apr 15»

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