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trial

 [tri´al, trīl]
a test or experiment.
clinical trial an experiment performed on human beings in order to evaluate the comparative efficacy of two or more therapies. See also single blind, double blind, and triple blind.

tri·al

(trī'ăl),
A test or experiment, usually conducted under specific conditions.

trial

/tri·al/ (tri´al) (trīl) a test or experiment.
clinical trial  an experiment performed on human beings in order to evaluate the comparative efficacy of two or more therapies.

trial

[trī′əl]
a process of quality testing.

trial

Any formal study of a method or therapy. See AAASPS, ABC, ABCD, ACADEMIC, ACAS, ACCT, ACES, ACIP, ACME, ACRE, ACT, ACTION, ACUTE, ADAM, ADEPT, ADMIRAL, ADMIT, ADOPT, ADOPT-A, AEGIS, AFASAK, AFCAPS, AFFIRM, AFIB, AGENT, AGIS, AIMS, AIRE, AIREX, ALE\RT, ALIVE, ALLHAT, AMISTAD, APASS, APRES, APRICOT, ARCH, AREDS, ARMS, ARREST, ARTISTIC, ASAP, ASCENT, ASCOT, ASIST, ASPECT, ASSET, ASSENT, ASSIST, ASTRID, ASTRONAUT, ATACS, ATLANTIC, ATLANTIS, ATLAS, AT LAST, ATS, ATTRACT, AVERT, AVID, BAATAF, BAATAF, BAMI, BARI, BASIS, BBB, BEAT, Before-after trial, BEIR, BENESTENT, BERT, BESMART, BEST, BETTER, BHAT, BLAT, BLOSS, BOAT, BRAINS, BRAVO, BRITE, CABADAS, CABG Patch, CABRI, CADILLAC, CAESAR AIDS, CAFA, CALM-PD, CALYPSO, CAMELOT, CAMEO, CAMIAT, CANDLE, CAPARES, CAPE, CAPPP, CAPRI, CAPRIE, CAPS, CAPTEN, CAPTIN, CARDIA, CARE, CARET, CARISA, CARPORT, CART, CASCADE, CASCADE, CASES, CASH, CASS, CAST, CAST-2, CASTLE, CAT, CATS, CAVEAT, CAVEAT-1, CAVEAT-2, CBT-CD, CCCCCC, CEDARS, CHAMP, CHAOS, CHARM, CHEESE, CHS, CIBIS, CIGTS, CLAS, CLASP, CLASS, CLEERE, Clinical trial, COBALT, COMPANION, COMS, CONSENSUS, CONSENSUS-2, CONVINCE, COPERNICUS, CORE, COURAGE, COURT, CRASH, CREDO, CREST, Crossover trial, CRUISE, CURE, DAIS, DASH, DASH2, DAVIT, DAVIT II, DEBATE, DEBATE II, DECODE, DEFINITE, DESTINI-CFR, Diabetes Control & Complications, Diagnostic, DIADS, DIAMOND-CHF, DIG, DIGAMI, DINAMIT, DIRECT, DISC, Dose control, DouBLE, DPT-1, DRASTIC, DYSBOT, EAFT, EARS, EAST, EBMT, ECASS, ECCO 2000, EDGE, ELLDOPA, ELITE, EMERAS, EMIAT, EMIP, ENABLE, ENCORE, ENRICHD, ENTIRE, EPHESUS, EPIC, EPICORE, EPILOG, EPISTENT, Equivalence trial, ERA, ERACI, ERASE, ESPRIM, ESPRIT, ESPS2, ESSENCE, ESVEM, EXCEL, EXCITE, FACET, FASTER, FATS, FIRST, FIT, Five-City project, FRESCO, FRIC, FRISC, GABI, GART, GESICA, GISG, GISSI-1, GISSI-2, GISSI-3, GREAT, GUSTO-I, GUSTO II, GUSTO-III, GUSTO-SPEED, GUSTO V, Half-side, HALT-C, HART, HASI, HeADDFIRST, EART, HEP, HERO, HERS, HIPS, HIT, HOPE, HOT, HPYLORI, IMAGE, IMAGES, IMPACT II, IMPRESS, InDDEx, INHIBIT, INJECT, INOS, INSIGHT, INTACT, INTERSALT, InTIME, INTRO-AMI, IRAS, ISAM, ISIS-2, ISIS-3, ISIS-4, IVAT, LACI, LAMP, Large simple, LARS, LATE, LIDS, LIFE, LIFE STUDY, LIMIT-2, LIPID, LONG WRIST, MAAS, MADIT, MAGIC, MARCATOR, MARISA, MDC, MDPIT, MEDENOX, MERCATOR, MERIT-HF, MICRO-HOPE, MIDAS, MILIS, MIRA, MIRACL, MIRACLE, MIRACLE ICD, MIRAGE, MITI-1, MITI-2, MONARCS, MORE, MOXCON, MRC, MR IMAGES, MRFIT, MSMI, MUCOSA, MUST, MUST EECP, MUSST, MUSTIC, MUSTT, MUTT, N of 1, NASCET, NASCIS, NETT, NICE, NINDS, NIÑOS, Nonrandomized, NORDIL, OASIS, OASIS 2, OAT, OBJECT, OCTAVE, OHTS, OMNIUM, ONTARGET, Open-label, OPERA, OPTIMAAL, OPTIME-CHF, OPUS, ORBIT, OVERTURE, PAC-A-TACH, PACT, PAIR, Parallel groups, PAMI-1, PAMI-2, PARADIGM, PARAGON, PARIS, PARK, PCDD, PEACE, PEPI, PETHEMA, PHADE, PHAROS, PIMI, PIOPED, PIVOT, PLAC I, PLAC II, PLESS, POEM, POSCH, PRAISE, PRECEDENT, PREPIC, PRESTO, PREVENT, PRIMI, PRISM-PLUS, PROACT, PROBE evaluation, PROMISE, PROSPER, PROVE IT, PROVED, PROWESS, PURSUIT, Putative placebo, QUIET, QoLITY, RADIANCE, RADIUS, RALES, Randomized clinical, RAPID, RAPPORT, RAVEL, REACH, REACT, ReALIZe, RECIFE, REFLECT, REGRESS, REMATCH, RENAAL, RENAISSANCE, RESOLVD, RESTORE, RHYTHMS, RID--HD, RISC, RITA, RUTH, SADHAT, SAFE, SARECCO, SAVE, SAVED, SCD/HCT, Scopes monkey, SCRIP, SCRIPPS, SEAL, SECURE, Seeding, SENIC, SEROCO, SHARP, SHEP, SHOCK, SIAM, SIESTA, SILCAAT, SILENT, SMART, (S)MASH, SMILE, SOLVD-prevention, SOLVD-treatment, SPAF, SPAF-2, SPARCL, SPEED, SPICE, SPINAF, SPORT, SPRINT, SPS3, SSITT, STAR, START, STARS, STICH, STILE, STOP-Hypertension, STOPIT, STRESS, STRETCH, Superiority, SUPPORT, SWIFT, SWING, SWORD, SYMPHONY, Syst-Eur, TAIM, TAIST, TAMI-1, TAMI-5, TAMI-7, TAMI-9, TASS, TAUSA, TEAM-2, TEIS, TeqCES, TexCAPS, TIBBS, TIMI-2, TIMI-3, TIMI-4, TIMI-5, TIMI-7, TIMI-9, TOHP-1, TOMHS, TOPAS, TRACE, TRANSCEND, TREAT, TROPHY, TURBO, UK-HEART, UKPDS, UNASEM, V-HeFT-2, VA-HIT, VAL-HEFT, VALIANT, VALUE, VANILA, VANQWISH, VAST, VERT, VIGOR, Viral, VIRADAPT, VISP, VITATOPS, VMAC, WARIS, WARSS, WASID, WATCH, WIHS, WISE, WHIP, WHIMS, WINS, WOSCOPS, WRIST, XISHF, ZEUS.

tri·al

(trī'ăl)
A test or experiment, usually conducted under specific conditions.

trial

experiment; refers usually to the trying out of a substance or a material in order to determine its effect. The trial may be a blind experiment, a clinical trial, a double blind trial or a pilot trial.

clinical trial, therapeutic trial
a test which uses patients as test objects for a drug regimen, a physical procedure, the results being compared with those in patients receiving a placebo or an alternative treatment.
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72(a) (listing exceptions of pretrial matters which are considered dispositive).
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determine any pretrial matter pending before the court, except
a pretrial matter not dispositive of a claim or defense of a
hear a pretrial matter dispositive of a claim or defense of a
Alternatively, the court held that even if the sanctions determination was not a pretrial matter because it was made postjudgment, the magistrate judge had jurisdiction to enter this order under the so-called "additional duties" clause in [section] 636(b)(3).
the Rule 11 motion was not a pending pretrial matter [under [section] 636(b)(1)(a) or Rule 72(a)], because [the ruling] was not made until after judgment on the underlying claim already had been entered and an appeal taken.
On appeal, the Seventh Circuit began its analysis by holding that an award of sanctions, after dismissal on the merits, is not a pretrial matter.
The text of [sections] 636 and Rule 72, the legislative history of [sections] 636 and Rule 72, case law, and practical and policy considerations all support the proposition that magistrate judges have authority to hear and determine any pretrial matter, including sanctions motions.