brute-force

adjective

Definition of brute-force

: 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 BylinskyFortune27 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 Magazine1 Sept. 1998

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1902

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