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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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A closer look at (6) shows the hypotheses in an equivalence trial are the same as
The general concepts of an equivalence trial, applied to ASSENT-2, a large-scale mortality study comparing two fibrinolytic agents in acute myocardial infarction.
The third frame on the right-hand side of Figure 5 displays the percentage of correct responses involving the D stimuli on symmetry (D-A) and emergent equivalence trials (D-C, D-B) for each participant.
The study was designed as an equivalence trial: the investigators sought to determine if the "newer" intervention of the two (SPARC) is therapeutically equivalent to the existing intervention (TVT)--not whether one is superior.
Rates of complications in first-trimester manual vacuum aspiration abortion done by doctors and mid-level providers in South Africa and Viet Nam: a randomised controlled equivalence trial. Lancet 2006;368:1965-72.
Both who showed delayed emergence in Condition PTB (PI5305 and PI5317) failed exclusively in equivalence trials. P15305 and PI5317 had 98 and 101 correct responses out of 108 trials, respectively.
Upon completion of the last block, a test block with 180 trials consisting of 36 baseline trials and symmetiy trials, 108 equivalence/ transitivity trials for the MTO and OTM group, and 54 transitivity trials and 54 equivalence trials for the LS group were introduced.
Phase 7 presented participants with 108 baseline trials and 54 equivalence trials (i.e., CA trials) without any within-session consequences (i.e., the ITI started immediately after a comparison-stimulus selection).
Studies on reaction time or speed (inversed reaction time) have showed faster responding to baseline trials compared to test trials for emergent relations (e.g., Arntzen & Hansen, 2011; Bentall, Dickins, & Fox, 1993; Spencer & Chase, 1996; Wulfert & Hayes, 1988) and also slower responding to equivalence trials compared symmetry trials (Arntzen & Hansen, 2011; Wulfert & Hayes, 1988).
BL, Sym, and Eqv refer to baseline, symmetry, and equivalence trials respectively Table 3 Statistical analyses of blocks to criterion in training Training Chi-sqr STD vs.