Translation of "trial" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /traɪəl/ us /traɪəl/

trial noun (LEGAL PROCESS)

B2 [ C or U ] the hearing of statements and showing of objects, etc. in a law court to judge if a person is guilty of a crime or to decide a case or a legal matter

trial proceedings 審判程式
Trial by jury is a fundamental right. 由陪審團審判是一項基本權利。
It was a very complicated trial that went on for months. 該審判非常複雜,歷時數月。
She's going on/standing trial for fraud. 她因詐騙而將受審。
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trial noun (TEST)

C1 [ C or U ] a test, usually over a limited period of time, to discover how effective or suitable something or someone is

They're doing clinical trials on a new drug. 他們正在對一種新藥進行臨床試驗。
They've employed her for a six-month trial (period). 他們錄用了她,試用期為六個月。
You can have the equipment on a trial basis (UK also on trial), and if you don't like it you can give it back. 你買他們的任何園藝設備都可以試用,如果不喜歡可以退貨。

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trial noun (PROBLEM)

[ C ] a person or thing that is annoying and causes a lot of problems

She was a real trial to her parents when she was younger. 她年輕時真令父母頭痛。
The book is all about the trials of growing up. 這本書講的全是成長過程中經歷的種種煩惱。

trial noun (EXAM)

[ C ] Australian English an exam taken at school for practice before a real exam

Trials take place in July. 在澳大利亞的學校中,預試通常在七月舉行。

trialverb [ T ]

uk /traɪəl/ us /traɪəl/ -ll- or -l-

to test something in a formal way to discover how effective or suitable it is

We will trial the new drug in several hospitals. 我們正在幾家醫院試用這種新藥。

(Translation of “trial” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)