Definition of trial and error in English:

trial and error

phrase

  • The process of experimenting with various methods of doing something until one finds the most successful.

    • ‘Foraging and experimenting by trial and error would be natural, even if often lethal.’
    • ‘We have always learned from trial and error with all innovations.’
    • ‘This method relies too much on the student's trial and error process and results in broken aluminum or worse.’
    • ‘Others find the process to be one of trial and error, until they stumble upon one that fits.’
    • ‘After a couple of days of practice, learning the job by trial and error method, they work like experts.’
    • ‘It is certainly a difficult task for it works on the basis of trial and error.’
    • ‘I went through a process of trial and error and found that with either drive plugged in, it wouldn't start up.’
    • ‘For many artists, then, re-engaging with the old processes meant a degree of trial and error.’
    • ‘It was a process of trial and error that took me two months to figure out.’
    • ‘When her judgement failed, she had tried an elaborate process of trial and error.’