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1.
Randomly guessing someone or something's password until you get it.
The cracker tried vainly to brute force his way in
by R December 12, 2004
 
2.
A problem-solving system (usually refereed to computation theory, but applicable to other fields such as mathematics) that involves testing every single possible solution to a problem in order to find the right one.
To bypass the system security John Doe used a brute force method, he tested all possible passwords with a bot.
by Hernan00001 March 05, 2008
 
3.
The method of solving a task by testing all posible combinations. Used mainly by computers preforming portscans, paswordbrakers and prime numbers detection.
Humans can use this method aswell to solve problems, but it's best suited for computers due to it's 'boring' nature.
Bruteforce used to get to a special page in a book.

Reading a book form the start, read what page you are on and the turn to the next page. Then stop when you are at the right page.

Non-bruteforce solving of the same problem.
Do an estimation of where the page might be. Open the book at that page. Read the page number of that page and do a new estimation till you are at the desierd page.
by MooNCommander February 19, 2003
 
4.
A problem-solving system (usually refereed to computation theory, but applicable to other fields such as mathematics) that involves testing every single possible solution to a problem in order to find the right one.
To bypass the system security John used a brute force method, he tested all possible passwords with a bot.
by Hernan00001 March 06, 2008
 
5.
A method of installing components to something (PC hardware in PC, Woodworking etc). When it should blatantly just slot in but dosnt, so force is used
DudeA: This CDROM Drie wont go in, man
DudeB: Brute force it dude
DudeA: Sweet..its in!
by Andy Woodhead December 25, 2005