Definition of field trial in English:

field trial

Line breaks: field trial


  • 1A field test.
    More example sentences
    • This paper summarizes the vehicle maneuvering and stability performance observed in field trials and compares the results to predicted performance using theoretical and empirical techniques.
    • In particular, the role of hydroponic experiments that provide flexible, rapid assays for the selection of genotypes with contrasting traits for subsequent testing in field trials are examined.
    • Since 1991, more than 300 field trials of such crops have taken place in the open environment, most over the past three years.
  • 2A competition for gun dogs to test their levels of skill and training in retrieving or pointing.
    More example sentences
    • The owner complained Digger had no energy and lacked the endurance to complete a field trial competition without becoming exhausted.
    • In 1933 he invited the organizers of a local field trial tournament in Fort Davis in neighboring Macon County to hold their next competition at Sedgefields.
    • No longer merely competitions to determine bird dog bragging rights, the field trials of Bullock County grew into major social events where the best of southern hospitality and home-style cooking were on display.

More definitions of field trial

Definition of field trial in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkələrəˈto͝orə
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody