Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun trial-and-error

1 sense of trial and error

Sense 1
trial and error -- (experimenting until a solution is found)
       => experiment, experimentation -- (the act of conducting a controlled test or investigation)

Antonyms of adj trial-and-error

2 senses of trial-and-error

Sense 1
trial-and-error -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA empirical) -> theoretical, theoretic -- (concerned primarily with theories or hypotheses rather than practical considerations; "theoretical science")

Sense 2
trial-and-error -- (relating to solving problems by experience rather than theory; "they adopted a trial-and-error procedure")

INDIRECT (VIA heuristic) -> algorithmic -- (of or relating to or having the characteristics of an algorithm)

Similarity of adj trial-and-error

2 senses of trial-and-error

Sense 1
trial-and-error -- (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")
       => empirical (vs. theoretical), empiric -- (derived from experiment and observation rather than theory; "an empirical basis for an ethical theory"; "empirical laws"; "empirical data"; "an empirical treatment of a disease about which little is known")

Sense 2
trial-and-error -- (relating to solving problems by experience rather than theory; "they adopted a trial-and-error procedure")
       => heuristic (vs. algorithmic) -- (of or relating to or using a general formulation that serves to guide investigation)

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