Meaning of “trial and error” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “trial and error” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"trial and error" in American English

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trial and errornoun [ U ]

us /ˈtrɑɪ·əl ən ˈer·ər, ˈtrɑɪl/

a way of achieving an aim or solving a problem by trying different methods and learning from your mistakes:

In a language lab, students learn by trial and error.

(Definition of “trial and error” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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