from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- 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.
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- n. The process of finding a solution to a problem by trying many possible solutions and learning from mistakes until a way is found.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- The method of discovering something desirable by trying many different things until one works.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. experimenting until a solution is found
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