from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To test (a technique or product) under conditions of actual operation or use.
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- v. 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a test of the performance of some new product under the conditions in which it will be used
- v. test something under the conditions under which it will actually be used
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Bennett regularly visited Iraq and Afghanistan to field-test new technologies such as surveillance robots and laser-guided bullets.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Well, no I'm not, but if Browning wants to really know how durable and tough this new gun is I'd be more than happy to field-test it for a season or two, because I can make a shotgun malfunction through sheer force of will, although other people call it incompetence.
In 1996, Shell successfully carried out its first small field-test on its privately owned Mahogany property in Rio Blanco County, Colorado ...
Vancouver, in short, has essentially become a gigantic field-test for harm reduction policies, a million-person laboratory half an hour's drive from the U.S. that is yielding valuable lessons on the costs and benefits of such a strategy - lessons that American policy makers and activists alike should be studying carefully.
In off-the-cuff public remarks, in prepared speeches, and in private conversation, I heard him field-test the idea that the spread of democracy, open society, market economy, and individual empowerment was the wave of the future.
Many of the arcades are in fact small arms of Japanese games makers, which once used the arcades essentially as field-test centers for new products.