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Definition of "brute force" [brute force]

  • A method of accomplishing something primarily by means of strength, without the use of mechanical aids or, in combat, without strategic planning or tactics. (noun)
  • A method of computation wherein all permutations of a problem are tried manually until one is found that provides a solution, in contrast to the implementation of a more intelligent algorithm. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "brute force" in a sentence
  • "This time the noise was almost unbearable, with the brute force of the sound vibrating the car as it slowed down at the entrance to a lay-by on its nearside."
  • "At the other extreme were the half dozen big thirty-five - and forty-footers representing the brute force approach: plenty of bulk and up to a thousand horses of petrol or diesel power to blast it across the waves."
  • "For the kinsmen, it may be the very sons, of those Franks were now in Gratian's pay; and the Frank Merobaudes was his “Count of the Domestics,” and one of his most successful and trusted generals; and all seemed to go well, and brute force and craft to triumph on the earth."