In statistics, a trial is a single performance of well-defined experiment (Papoulis 1984, p. 25), such as the flipping of a coin, the generation of a random number, the dropping of a ball down the apex of a triangular lattice and having it fall into a single bin at the bottom, etc.

# Trial

## See also

Bernoulli Trial, Event, Experiment, Lexis Trials, Outcome, Poisson Trials## Explore with Wolfram|Alpha

## References

Papoulis, A. "Repeated Trials." Ch. 3 in*Probability, Random Variables, and Stochastic Processes, 2nd ed.*New York: McGraw-Hill, pp. 47-82, 1984.

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