As nouns the difference between provisional and trial
is that provisional
is a member of the while trial
is an opportunity to test something out; a test.
As an adjective trial is
pertaining to a trial or test or trial
can be characterized by having three (usually equivalent) components.
As a verb trial is
to carry out a series of tests on (a new product, procedure etc) before marketing or implementing it.
(philately) a postage stamp issued locally before an official issue is released.
From (etyl) trial, from . More at try.
an opportunity to test something out; a test.
appearance at judicial court.
a difficult or annoying experience
- They will perform the trials for the new equipment next week.
- That boy was a trial to his parents
Pertaining to a trial or test.
Attempted on a provisional or experimental basis.
To carry out a series of tests on (a new product, procedure etc.) before marketing or implementing it.
To try out (a new player) in a sports team.
- The warning system was extensively trialed before being fitted to all our vehicles.
- The team trialled a new young goalkeeper in Saturday's match, with mixed results.
* put on trial
* trial and error
* trial by combat
* trial by fire
* trial balloon
From (etyl) trialis, an adjective formed from .
Characterized by having three (usually equivalent) components.
(grammar) pertaining to a language form referring to three of something, as people; contrast singular'', ''dual'' and ''plural .
- No language has a trial number unless it has a dual.