brute–force

adjective

Definition of brute–force

  1. :  relying on or achieved through the application of force, effort, or power in usually large amounts instead of more efficient, carefully planned, or precisely directed methods … in fighting cancer they will substitute precisely targeted “magic bullets” for the present brute-force and often risky techniques of radiation and chemical therapy. — Gene Bylinsky, Fortune, 27 Apr. 1987 Until now, the only way to gain faster performance has been to spin the disk faster. This brute-force approach, however, is limited. — S. Jae Yang et al., PC Magazine, 1 Sept. 1998

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1902

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1902


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