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tryout (n.)

also try-out, by 1900, from phrase to try out "to examine, test," attested by 1785.

updated on July 02, 2012

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Definitions of tryout from WordNet

tryout (n.)
trying something to find out about it;
Synonyms: trial / trial run / test
tryout (n.)
a test of the suitability of a performer;
Synonyms: audition
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