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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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References in periodicals archive ?
Many however, may be less familiar with the two principal forms of randomised clinical trial: pragmatic trials and explanatory trials.
Explanatory trials deal with efficacy, whereas pragmatic trials are more closely associated with effectiveness.
New studies should be pragmatic trials or high-quality prospective multisite observational studies and employ methods to minimize bias to the greatest extent possible.
From its inception, EBM scholars have advocated the design and performance of large pragmatic trials with patient-important outcomes and have provided guidelines to apply the results to individual patients (5,7,8).
(25,26) Truly clinically useful, pragmatic trials seem to be in the minority.
Some have argued that there is an important need for more practical or pragmatic trials tested under more representative conditions (Tunis, Stryer, and Clancey 2003; Glasgow et al.
Pragmatic trials, on the other hand, seek to identify the best treatment available.