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trial and error
A method of reaching a correct solution or satisfactory result by trying out various means or theories until error is sufficiently reduced or eliminated.
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|Adj.||1.||trial-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"|
|2.||trial-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