Origin of heuristic
Related formsheu·ris·ti·cal·ly, adverbnon·heu·ris·tic, adjectiveun·heu·ris·tic, adjectiveun·heu·ris·ti·cal·ly, adverb
Examples from the Web for heuristic
He developed a heuristic for betting on Daily Doubles (which resulted in a wager of $5, the minimum allowed).How I Taught Arthur Chu to Be the ‘Jeopardy!’ Champ Everyone Loves to Hate|Keith Williams|February 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It complemented the heuristic, innate propensity for seeking new choices.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin
The teaching, which follows the so-called “Heuristic” method, and the equipment of schools of every description, are admirable.
The instruments of Heuristic are being continually perfected, before our eyes, in two ways.Introduction to the Study of History|Charles V. Langlois
A general hypothesis serves every special hypothesis as a heuristic principle.
Sensualism, therefore, at least as regulative hypothesis, if not as heuristic principle.Beyond Good and Evil|Friedrich Nietzsche
British Dictionary definitions for heuristic
- maths science philosophy using or obtained by exploration of possibilities rather than by following set rules
- computing denoting a rule of thumb for solving a problem without the exhaustive application of an algorithma heuristic solution