Definition of Tryout

1. Noun. Trying something to find out about it. "A trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain"

Exact synonyms: Test, Trial, Trial Run
Generic synonyms: Experiment, Experimentation
Specialized synonyms: Field Test, Field Trial, Alpha Test, Beta Test, Road Test, Trial Balloon
Derivative terms: Test, Try, Try Out, Try Out

2. Noun. A test of the suitability of a performer.
Exact synonyms: Audition
Generic synonyms: Run, Test, Trial
Specialized synonyms: Screen Test
Derivative terms: Audition, Try Out

Definition of Tryout

1. n. A test by which the fitness of a player or contestant to remain in a certain class is determined.

Definition of Tryout

1. Noun. A test of the suitability or effectiveness of a person or thing, especially of a performer (an audition) ¹

2. Noun. A trial run ¹

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Definition of Tryout

1. a test of ability [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tryout

trying on
trying out
tryout (current term)
trypan blue
trypan red
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Literary usage of Tryout

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1. Debaters' Manual by Edith M. Phelps (1922)
"In the second tryout the speakers may be required to debate the other side of ... Complete strangers or outsiders frequently make poor tryout judges because ..."

2. Annual Proceedings: Addresses, Reports, Bibliographies and Discussions (1916)
"A DELEGATE : Supervision of the tryout—interpreting the boy's experience. I would like to know if any one believes that is a good place to start to work ..."

3. The New World of Science: Its Development During the War by Robert Mearns Yerkes (1920)
"During this preliminary tryout the test undergoes progressive revision and ... The revised test is now subjected to a second and much more thorough tryout. ..."

4. Modern Salesmanagement: A Practical Handbook and Guide by Justus George Frederick (1919)
"If an article is new there should be no sales plan at all until the product has gone through periods of test and tryout. Just as a theatrical performance is ..."

5. The New Music Review and Church Music Review by American Guild of Organists (1906)
"Also, if he has the misfortune to be an American composer, he knows from bitter experience how difficult it is to obtain a performance—or even a tryout in ..."

6. More Work Per Man: Tested and Selected Methods of Managing Men by John Herbert Van Deventer (1921)
"It practically means in most cases a resort to the time-honored method of hiring the applicant and giving him a tryout, with the resultant losses of a ..."

7. An Army of the People: The Constitution of an Effective Force of Trained by John McAuley Palmer (1916)
"... is to have his tryout as Captain of Troop 'B,' to be formed at Lordsburg. Moseley, another militia officer, is to be intrusted with the formation of 'C' ..."

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