trial and error
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Origin of trial and error
OTHER WORDS FROM trial and errortri·al-and-er·ror, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for trial and error
Rock of Ages, on the other hand, was recorded at the perfect moment: after the trial-and-error period, before the decline.The Band’s ‘Rock of Ages’ Is the Greatest Live Album Ever|Andrew Romano|October 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
From there, we subjected ourselves to a lot of trial-and-error.
How may we recognize this potential teacher without resorting to a clumsy, time-wasting, trial-and-error method?Vocational Guidance for Girls|Marguerite Stockman Dickson
No trial-and-error, no baby hesitation with hand poised—just a sudden assured, controlled action.The Short Life|Francis Donovan
Its use avoids the wastefulness of the trial-and-error method.Sound Military Decision|U.s. Naval War College
British Dictionary definitions for trial and error
Cultural definitions for trial and error
To “proceed by trial and error” is to experiment, rejecting what does not work and adopting what does.
Idioms and Phrases with trial and error
An attempt to accomplish something by trying various means until the correct one is found. for example, The only way to solve this problem is by trial and error. The error here alludes to the failed means or attempts, which are discarded until the right way is found. [c. 1800]