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trying out various means or theories until error is satisfactorily reduced or eliminated

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relating to solving problems by experience rather than theory

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Stimulus shaping was more effective than superimposition and stimulus fading Walsh & Lamberts, 1979) and was more effective than a trial-and-error procedure Zawlocki & Walls, 1983).
In terms of trials to criterion, stimulus fading had fewer trials to criterion than most-to-least (Wolfe & Cuvo, 1978) and trial-and-error (Strand & Morris, 1986).
The ability of Insight for Active Directory to speed resolution of application failures and service disruptions was demonstrated during extensive customer trials, as IT professionals related how the product enabled them to bypass the prolonged, trial-and-error processes once needed to solve AD-related issues.
After many trial-and-error attempts proved futile, the company turned to Mercury Interactive's LoadRunner and WinRunner to test its applications.
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