Origin of heuristic
OTHER WORDS FROM heuristicheu·ris·ti·cal·ly, adverbnon·heu·ris·tic, adjectiveun·heu·ris·tic, adjectiveun·heu·ris·ti·cal·ly, adverb
How to use heuristic in a sentence
The rapid digitization of news, expedited by the pandemic, means more people are relying less on personally fact-checking information, and more on using heuristics to determine what's true or false.
This heuristic, to my eye, played out during the latest presidential election.Why We Judge People Based on Their Relatives - Facts So Romantic|Diana Fleischman|November 11, 2020|Nautilus
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