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Adjective: heuristic  hyû'ris-tik
  1. Of or relating to or using a general formulation that serves to guide investigation
Noun: heuristic  hyû'ris-tik
  1. A commonsense rule (or set of rules) intended to increase the probability of solving some problem
    - heuristic rule, heuristic program

Derived forms: heuristics

See also: trial-and-error

Type of: formula, rule

Antonym: algorithmic

Encyclopedia: Heuristic