field trial

field tri·al
F f


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feeld trahy-uh l, trahyl]
    • /fild ˈtraɪ əl, traɪl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feeld trahy-uh l, trahyl]
    • /fild ˈtraɪ əl, traɪl/

Definitions of field trial words

  • noun field trial a competition among sporting dogs under natural conditions in the field, in which the animals are judged on the basis of excellence of performance in hunting. 1
  • noun field trial a trial of a new product or procedure to determine its efficiency or usefulness in actual performance. 1
  • noun field trial a test of or contest between gun dogs to determine their proficiency and standard of training in retrieving or pointing 0
  • noun field trial a test to display performance, efficiency, or durability, as of a vehicle or invention 0
  • noun field trial a competition in which the performance of hunting dogs is tested in the field 0
  • noun field trial A contest between gun dogs. 0

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Origin of field trial

First appearance:

before 1840
One of the 33% newest English words
First recorded in 1840-50

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Parts of speech for Field trial


field trial popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 39% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 65% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

field trial usage trend in Literature

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