One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An area or field of activity used for the testing of a product or an idea, especially a military site used for the testing of weapons.
- ‘Such widening scope reflects the recognition that landscapes of any type provide testing grounds for making inferences and observations about fundamental natural processes.’
- ‘These conditions are met by several power plants along the Florida and California coasts, which could serve as testing grounds for this carbon dioxide sequestration method.’
- ‘The company would sneak vehicles into popular testing grounds, where leading-edge riders began to agitate for sneak peeks.’
- ‘FarmLinks will be the ideal testing ground for PTI's new line of coated pesticide products.’
- ‘She said: ‘The National Parks were created for people to enjoy fresh air and peace and to get away from the ever-present motor car and not as testing grounds for all-terrain vehicles.’’
- ‘Both proved ideal testing grounds for this car's twin fortes demonstrating refined competence regardless of the demands of terrain and driver.’
- ‘The course's demanding fences, ditches and drops are an ideal testing ground for prospective Grand National winners - as this weekend's field indicates.’
- ‘Bootleg Canyon is located just 45 minutes from the Vegas Strip, and makes for an excellent testing ground for bicycles of all shapes and sizes.’
- ‘The work I made was a record of the traces of early forms of architecture and a testing ground for examining the validity of landscape as a subject for contemporary art.’
- ‘I have called on the council to introduce by-laws to protect our magnificent beaches from being used as testing grounds for bikes and for racing cars.’
- ‘Universities are testing grounds for every manner of social and intellectual experiment - why not this one?’
- ‘Instead, the Cardinals traveled south of the border to play in a game that would serve as a testing ground for the league's international expansion plans.’
- ‘In theory, blogs should be an ideal testing ground.’
- ‘The camp environment provides adolescents with a positive testing ground for healthy risk-taking within safe boundaries.’
- ‘The fudge is sold from a counter within the post office, giving an instant testing ground for new recipes and generating extra income.’
- ‘The audio stories may not enjoy the same mainstream success as TV Who, but they provide a fertile testing ground for new ideas and talent.’
- ‘Since that time, the Federalist Papers has been a favorite testing ground for researchers trying out new stylometric methods.’
- ‘The four-block, mixed-use Catalyst Project, will serve as a testing ground for key elements of the larger plan.’
- ‘The Civil War became the testing ground for widespread use of anesthesia during surgery.’
- ‘The markets also serve as invaluable testing grounds.’
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