Synonyms of trial and error


1. trial and error, experiment, experimentation

usage: experimenting until a solution is found


1. trial-and-error, empirical (vs. theoretical), empiric

usage: 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, heuristic (vs. algorithmic)

usage: relating to solving problems by experience rather than theory; "they adopted a trial-and-error procedure"

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