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Noun: field trial  feeld trI-ul
  1. A test of the performance of some new product under the conditions in which it will be used
    - field test
  2. A contest between gun dogs to determine their proficiency in pointing and retrieving
  3. A test of young hunting dogs to determine their skill in pointing and retrieving

Derived forms: field trials

Type of: competition, contest, dummy run [Brit], run, test, trial, trial run, tryout

Encyclopedia: Field trial