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field trial

noun
1.
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.
2.
a trial of a new product or procedure to determine its efficiency or usefulness in actual performance.
Origin of field trial
1840-1850
First recorded in 1840-50
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field trial

noun
1.
(hunting) a test of or contest between gun dogs to determine their proficiency and standard of training in retrieving or pointing
2.
(often pl) a test to display performance, efficiency, or durability, as of a vehicle or invention
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