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trial  


      n  
1    assay, audition, check, dry run     (informal)   examination, experience, experiment, probation, proof, test, testing, test-run  
2    contest, hearing, industrial tribunal, judicial examination, litigation, tribunal  
3    attempt, crack     (informal)   effort, endeavour, go     (informal)   shot     (informal)   stab     (informal)   try, venture, whack     (informal)  
4    adversity, affliction, burden, cross to bear, distress, grief, hardship, hard times, load, misery, ordeal, pain, suffering, tribulation, trouble, unhappiness, vexation, woe, wretchedness  
5    bane, bother, drag     (informal)   hassle     (informal)   irritation, nuisance, pain in the arse     (taboo informal)   pain in the neck     (informal)   pest, plague     (informal)   thorn in one's flesh, vexation  
      adj  
6    experimental, exploratory, pilot, probationary, provisional, testing  
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See also:

trail, trivial, triad, triviality

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adj.
belonging to same period;
n.
a sound (usually a song, jingle) that one hears mentally for a certain period of time
n.
Lesewut is a German word for "reading craze" (literally) used to describe a specific period in the intellectual history of Germany from the late eighteenth century onward.
exp.
sleep for a short period of time, have a light sleep
n.
a website that did not undergo any change for a long period of time
[Comp.];[Slang]
n.
1. [Rel.] expression used to describe metaphorically a period of ignorance and spiritual crisis that precedes the communion with Divinity ; 2. in a larger meaning, it is used when refering to having a hard time, going through a phase of pessimism, sadness, failure etc.

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