Translation of "trial" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /traɪ·əl/ us /ˈtrɑɪ·əl/

a legal process to decide if someone has committed a crime

proceso, juicio
The two men are now on trial for attempted murder.

a test of something new to find out if it is safe, works correctly, etc.

The drug is currently undergoing trials.

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


noun /ˈtraiəl/

a legal process by which a person is judged in a court of law

proceso, juicio
Their trial will be held next week.

an act of testing or trying; a test

prueba, ensayo
Give the new car a trial
The disaster was a trial of his courage.

a (source of) trouble or anxiety

aflicción, sufrimiento; problema
My son is a great trial (to me).
trial run noun

a rehearsal, first test etc of anything, eg a play, car, piece of machinery etc

ensayo, prueba
He took the car out on a trial run.
on trial

the subject of a legal action in court

en proceso, procesado
She’s on trial for murder.

undergoing tests or examination

a prueba
We’ve had a new burglar alarm installed, but it’s only on trial at the moment.
trial and error

the trying of various methods, alternatives etc until the right one happens to appear or be found

tanteo, método experimental, método de prueba y error
They didn’t know how to fix the photocopier, but they managed it somehow by trial and error.

(Translation of “trial” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)