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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 of cut-and-try
1900-1905
1900-05
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  • And the physical sciences were deciphered only slowly, by a process of cut-and-try and cut-and-try again.

    Dead Giveaway Gordon Randall Garrett
  • This method does away with the "cut-and-try" process, and will bring the finishing cut within 0.001 inch of the required size.

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  • And, time after time, only cut-and-try methods were available for correcting his errors.

    Anything You Can Do ... Gordon Randall Garrett

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