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One way to solve a problem.

A person will try something, get it wrong, learn from the mistakes, try again, and hopefully eventually get it right.

Many great ideas and inventions were devised through the process of trial and error.
Through trial and error, I finally figured out how to fix that sticky door handle.
by Athene Airheart May 15, 2004
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"allow it" means to just leave something alone, or don't worry about it. People in West London say this quite often.
Ahmed: Wanna walk to the station?
Joseph: Nah, allow it blud, can't be arsed, I'mma get the bus.
by ak47 February 27, 2004
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This is a term you would expect when not completing your senior school mathematics. Although there is that rare occasion where your teacher does not know how to teacher and tells you to pretty much go ahead and yolo the shit out of your exams.
"what did you do in your exam" said x

"trial and error" said mango monk
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i used trial and error to pass my exams! It only took 15 years to get a C!
by hex_ten May 15, 2004
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trying something untill you get it right
you're checking your math problem and just keep changing the variable until it works
by bon roxor May 14, 2004
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My math teacher won't let me do "trial and error" or "guess and check" solutions. They all have to be algebraic solutions- the reason why I used to get 100s in math and now I get 80s.
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A systematic means of determining a solution to a problem, often involving a large amount of time; often involves eliminating possibilities.
John, you need to use trial and error to determine the answer for #5.
by madison7667 May 13, 2004
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