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trial:

see procedureprocedure,
in law, the rules that govern the obtaining of legal redress. This article deals only with civil procedure in Anglo-American law (for criminal procedure, see criminal law).
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Trial

 

a concept used in probability theory. Trials may have one (and only one) of the outcomes A1, A2,. . ., An Each outcome of a trial is considered an “event” that has a certain probability P(Ak). Here Trial always holds.

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What does it mean when you dream about a trial?

Dreaming of being on trial may indicate that the dreamer needs to be more accepting of himself or herself and less judgmental of others.

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trial

[trīl]
(statistics)
One of a series of duplicate experiments.
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Trial

Bardell vs. Pickwick
trial for breach of promise results in imprisonment of both parties for not paying damages and costs. [Br. Lit.: Dickens Pickwick Papers]
Trial by Jury
trial of a breach-of-promise suit is dismissed when the judge decides to many the plaintiff. [Br. Opera: Gilbert and Sullivan Trial by Jury]
Trial, The
Joseph K. is tried by a strange court for an unspecified crime. [Ger. Lit.: Kafka The Trial]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

trial

1. Law
a. the judicial examination of the issues in a civil or criminal cause by a competent tribunal and the determination of these issues in accordance with the law of the land
b. the determination of an accused person's guilt or innocence after hearing evidence for the prosecution and for the accused and the judicial examination of the issues involved
c. (as modifier): trial proceedings
2. a motorcycling competition in which the skills of the riders are tested over rough ground
3. Ceramics a piece of sample material used for testing the heat of a kiln and its effects
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(9) A crossover trial comparing 100 units monthly intrapyloric botulinum toxin A for 3 months with placebo in patients with gastroparesis found that neither symptoms nor rate of gastric emptying changed with the toxin.
(DBS 20) compared, in a crossover trial, a TSB socket in combination with either a 9 mm-thick or 3 mm-thick liner [33].
Data source: Prospective, randomized crossover trial in nine nondiabetic obese women.
This 12 week randomised crossover trial compared the effects of supplementing virgin olive oil (VOO), walnuts or almonds in a Mediterranean diet.
The study was conducted in 2006 and 2007 and had three phases: 1) analysis of salt content in bakery products in a sample of bakeries throughout the country, 2) development of reduced salt bread with a panel of taste testers and food technology assessments, and 3) a crossover trial to assess the feasibility and impact of the intervention.
Summary of: Murray MP, Pentland JL, Hill AT (2009) A randomised crossover trial of chest physiotherapy in noncystic fibrosis bronchiectasis.
Ten studies (nine interventional studies and one unblinded, cluster-randomized, crossover trial) were reviewed.
To compound these problems, our FDA-funded study is suffering because of two additional factors that are not unique to our situation: 1) at best lukewarm interest from the professional community that follow such patients but that is not involved directly in the trial and are thus not particularly invested in its outcome and 2) families that have already incorporated CoQ10 into their child's "cocktail" of unproven nutraceuticals and are adverse to enrolling them in a double-blind, crossover trial, which may not provide the answer they want to hear.
Evaluation of nasopharyngeal oxygen, nasal prongs and facemask oxygen therapy devices in adult patients: a randomised crossover trial. Anaesth Intensive Care 2008; 36:691-694.
The study was a multi-center, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover trial. Findings from the study included:
American ginseng improves long-term glycemic control in type 2 diabetes: double-blind placebo controlled crossover trial. Diabetes 2000;49(Suppl 1):A95.
DESIGN: Randomized crossover trial. Setting: Physiopathology laboratory of three rehabilitation centers.