cut-and-try

[ kuht-n-trahy ]
/ ˈkʌt nˈtraɪ /

adjective

marked by a procedure of trial and error; empirical: Many scientific advances are achieved with a cut-and-try approach.

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Origin of cut-and-try

First recorded in 1900–05
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for cut-and-try

  • And the physical sciences were deciphered only slowly, by a process of cut-and-try and cut-and-try again.

    Dead Giveaway|Gordon Randall Garrett
  • This method does away with the "cut-and-try" process, and will bring the finishing cut within 0.001 inch of the required size.

  • And, time after time, only cut-and-try methods were available for correcting his errors.

    Anything You Can Do ...|Gordon Randall Garrett