tryout

[trahy-out]
noun
1.
a trial or test to ascertain fitness for some purpose.
2.
Theater. performances of a play in preparation for an official opening, often taking place away from a major theatrical center.

Origin:
1900–05, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase try out

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tryout

noun
1. trying something to find out about it; "a sample for ten days free trial"; "a trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain" [syn: trial
2. a test of the suitability of a performer [syn: audition
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Example sentences
All new students must attend a tryout in order to participate in the program.
We strongly recommend all new students prepare for the swim tryout several
  weeks before attending.
Team manager's post their team registration and tryout information periodically.
Registration forms will be available at the tryout night.
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