Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To test (a technique or product) under conditions of actual operation or use.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb to test something in the field, i. e. under the actual conditions under which it will be used. Used in contrast with testing in a laboratory or under controlled conditions.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To test something using the conditions that it was designed to operate under, especially out in the real world instead of in a laboratory or workshop

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb test something under the conditions under which it will actually be used
  • noun a test of the performance of some new product under the conditions in which it will be used

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Examples

  • For the next twelve years he was a dedicated civil servant, frequently visiting the front lines to field-test new weapons and determine what the soldiers needed.

    The Omega Theory

  • This month, the TSA is beginning to field-test the program in Atlanta, Las Vegas, and Washington, D.C., and similar software is already being used abroad.

    Sen. Tom Udall: Protecting Privacy at the Airport

  • For the next twelve years he was a dedicated civil servant, frequently visiting the front lines to field-test new weapons and determine what the soldiers needed.

    The Omega Theory

  • Bennett regularly visited Iraq and Afghanistan to field-test new technologies such as surveillance robots and laser-guided bullets.

    The Omega Theory

  • This month, the TSA is beginning to field-test the program in Atlanta, Las Vegas, and Washington, D.C., and similar software is already being used abroad.

    Sen. Tom Udall: Protecting Privacy at the Airport

  • Bennett regularly visited Iraq and Afghanistan to field-test new technologies such as surveillance robots and laser-guided bullets.

    The Omega Theory

  • Industry analysts now speculate that the so-called oil "spill" has actually been the first full field-test of the new BP process that could revolutionize deep-water drilling.

    Bill Allen: BP Files Patent to Produce Oil From Seawater

  • Industry analysts now speculate that the so-called oil "spill" has actually been the first full field-test of the new BP process that could revolutionize deep-water drilling.

    Bill Allen: BP Files Patent to Produce Oil From Seawater

  • That's why The New York Timesreported last week on community forestry projects in Mexico that will be showcased at COP16, and why my organization, the Rainforest Alliance, pilots on-ground REDD+ community forestry projects that field-test the implementation mechanisms that will get a global REDD+ system started.

    Tensie Whelan: Why Cancún Matters

  • Industry analysts now speculate that the so-called oil "spill" has actually been the first full field-test of the new BP process that could revolutionize deep-water drilling.

    Bill Allen: BP Files Patent to Produce Oil From Seawater

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