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 for tryouts
After two days of tryouts, the freshman coach advised perez to try out for the jv team.
The next year, he was again cut during the tryouts for the school basketball team.
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