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trial and error

Definition of trial and error in English:

The process of experimenting with various methods of doing something until one finds the most successful.
Example sentences
  • Others find the process to be one of trial and error, until they stumble upon one that fits.
  • When her judgement failed, she had tried an elaborate process of trial and error.
  • I went through a process of trial and error and found that with either drive plugged in, it wouldn't start up.
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