Trial

(noun) A preliminary competition or test to determine qualifications.
(adj.) Attempted or advanced on a provisional or experimental basis.

In the software industry, trial software refers to software which consumers can try before they buy. Trial versions of software usually contain all the functionality of the regular version, but can only be used for a limited time.

Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal is a freelance business and technology writer covering Internet technologies and online business since the late '90s.

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