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cut-and-try

[kuht-n-trahy] /ˈkʌt nˈtraɪ/
adjective
1.
marked by a procedure of trial and error; empirical:
Many scientific advances are achieved with a cut-and-try approach.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05
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