General English

  • noun the act of testing something


  • noun a test carried out to see if something works well


  • noun a court case to judge a person accused of a crime
  • noun a test to see if something is good
  • verb to test a product to see how good it is


  • Term commonly applied to an action in a court of law.

Health Economics

  • (written as Trial)
    Trials are generally tests of the efficacy of public health or interventions that may or may not be clinical but in which an experimental and a control group are compared.

Information & Library Science

  • noun a test of somebody or something to see if they are suitable for a particular situation


  • noun a criminal or civil court case heard before a judge


  • noun a process of testing something such as a drug or treatment to see how effective it is, especially before allowing it to be used generally
  • verb to test something as part of a trial


  • noun a sports competition or preliminary test to select candidates for a later competition