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- n. A method of accomplishing something primarily by means of strength, without the use of mechanical aids or, in combat, without strategic planning or tactics.
- n. A method of computation wherein all permutations of a problem are tried manually until one is found that provides a solution, in contrast to the implementation of a more intelligent algorithm.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. The application of predominantly physical effort to achieve a goal that could be accomplished with less effort if more carefully considered. Figuratively, repetitive or strenuous application of an obvious or simple tactic, as contrasted with a more clever stratagem achieving the same goal with less effort; -- .
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