testing ground

noun
a region resembling a laboratory inasmuch as it offers opportunities for observation and practice and experimentation
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the new nation is a testing ground for socioeconomic theories

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Pakistan is a laboratory for studying the use of American troops to combat terrorism

Syn: ↑laboratory
Hypernyms: ↑region

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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