trial-and-error


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trial and error

n.
A method of reaching a correct solution or satisfactory result by trying out various means or theories until error is sufficiently reduced or eliminated.

tri′al-and-er′ror adj.
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Adj.1.trial-and-error - trying out various means or theories until error is satisfactorily reduced or eliminatedtrial-and-error - trying out various means or theories until error is satisfactorily reduced or eliminated; "he argued that all learning is a trial-and-error process that resembles biological evolution"
empirical, empiric - derived from experiment and observation rather than theory; "an empirical basis for an ethical theory"; "empirical laws"; "empirical data"; "an empirical treatment of a disease about which little is known"
2.trial-and-error - relating to solving problems by experience rather than theorytrial-and-error - relating to solving problems by experience rather than theory; "they adopted a trial-and-error procedure"
heuristic - of or relating to or using a general formulation that serves to guide investigation
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To isolate the effects of integrity errors of reinforcement in the absence of prompting, we used trial-and-error instruction (Saunders & Spradlin, 1993).
That said; given what we know today and our access to the Internet, any of us with a resourceful mindset and an engineering background could have eliminated a great many of Edison's trial-and-error experiments with a little research.
Washington, Aug 24 (ANI): Older brains get more benefit than younger brains from learning information the hard way, via trial-and-error learning, a study led by scientists at Baycrest's world-renowned Rotman Research Institute in Toronto has confirmed.
Providing excellent visual aids and simulations for human analysis, FEA can be used to certify a product, reduce the need for prototyping, and eliminate the need for expensive and time-consuming trial-and-error testing.
For example, he explains that a trial-and-error process contains a reflection process.