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field test

(fēld test)
An evaluation of physical fitness performed outside the laboratory environment that can be easily administered to large numbers of subjects with little or no equipment (e.g., 6-minute walk test, 1.5-mile run test, step test).
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The primary goals of Strong Angel III are to field-test and demonstrate effective means of delivering life-saving humanitarian relief in the wake of natural and man-made disasters, to foster close collaboration and communications between aid agencies, governments and military in providing disaster relief, to provide local communities with solutions that will help them cope with disasters more immediately and effectively, and to enable military forces to better prepare for and execute humanitarian relief efforts.
While Monsanto has had a major setback, the University of California at Berkeley has received permission to field-test a genetically engineered microbe, a bacterium altered to prevent it from triggering frost damage in crops.
Rifkin expects a court decision this week on his challenge to the AGS field-test permit.

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