[trahy-uh l, trahyl] /ˈtraɪ əl, traɪl/
the act of trying, testing, or putting to the proof.
an attempt or effort to do something.
a tentative or experimental action in order to ascertain results; experiment.
the state or position of a person or thing being tried or tested; probation.
subjection to suffering or grievous experiences; a distressed or painful state:
comfort in the hour of trial.
an affliction or trouble.
a trying, distressing, or annoying thing or person.
Ceramics. a piece of ceramic material used to try the heat of a kiln and the progress of the firing of its contents.
of, relating to, or employed in a trial.
done or made by way of trial, proof, or experiment.
used in testing, experimenting, etc.
acting or serving as a sample, experimental specimen, etc.:
a trial offer.
an effort or attempt to do something: we had three trials at the climb
trouble or grief
an annoying or frustrating person or thing
(often pl) a competition for individuals: sheepdog trials
a motorcycling competition in which the skills of the riders are tested over rough ground
(ceramics) a piece of sample material used for testing the heat of a kiln and its effects
verb trials, trialling, trialled
(transitive) to test or make experimental use of (something): the idea has been trialled in several schools
a grammatical number occurring in some languages for words in contexts where exactly three of their referents are described or referred to
(modifier) relating to or inflected for this number
mid-15c., “act or process of testing,” from Anglo-French trial, noun formed from triet “to try” (see try). Sense of “examining and deciding a case in a court of law” is first recorded 1570s; extended to any ordeal by 1590s. As an adjectival phrase, trial-and-error is recorded from 1806. Trial balloon (1939) is congnate of French ballon d’essai.
[in-ter-trahy-glif] /ˌɪn tərˈtraɪˌglɪf/ noun 1. .
/ˌɪntəˈtraɪɡəʊ/ noun 1. chafing between two moist closely opposed skin surfaces, as under the breasts or at the armpit intertrigo in·ter·tri·go (ĭn’tər-trī’gō’) n. Dermatitis occurring between folds or juxtaposed surfaces of the skin and caused by sweat retention, moisture, warmth, and the overgrowth of resident microorganisms.
- Intertrochanteric crest
intertrochanteric crest in·ter·tro·chan·ter·ic crest (ĭn’tər-trō’kən-těr’ĭk, -kān-) n. The rounded ridge that connects the greater and the lesser trochanter of the femur and that marks the junction of the neck and shaft of the bone.
- Intertrochanteric line
intertrochanteric line n. A rough line that separates the neck and shaft of the femur anteriorly. Also called spiral line.