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trial and error

noun [U] uk   us  
C2 a way of achieving an aim or solving a problem by trying a number of different methods and learning from the mistakes that you make: There's no instant way of finding a cure - it's just a process of trial and error.
Translations of “trial and error”
in Chinese (Traditional) 反覆試驗,試錯法…
in Chinese (Simplified) 反复试验,试错法…
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