heuristics

heuristics
heuristics UK [hjʊəˈrɪstɪks] US [hjuˈrɪstɪks] noun [uncountable]
a way of solving problems by finding solutions based on your own experiences
Thesaurus: ways of solving problemssynonym

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  • heuristics — heu‧ris‧tics [hjʊˈrɪstɪks] noun [uncountable] formal a method of solving problems by trying different things and seeing what happens, rather than using specific tests that you know will produce particular results: • Expert Systems use knowledge… …   Financial and business terms

  • heuristics — [hyo͞o ristiks] pl.n. heuristic methods or procedures n. the art or practice of using heuristic methods or procedures * * * …   Universalium

  • heuristics — study of heuristic methods, 1897, from HEUERISTIC (Cf. heueristic) (n.); also see ICS (Cf. ics) …   Etymology dictionary

  • heuristics — [hyo͞o ristiks] pl.n. heuristic methods or procedures n. the art or practice of using heuristic methods or procedures …   English World dictionary

  • heuristics — noun /hjuˈɹɪstɪks/ the study of heuristic methods and principles …   Wiktionary

  • heuristics — heu|ris|tics [hjuˈrıstıks] n [U] formal the study of how people use their experience to find answers to questions or to improve performance …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • heuristics — heu|ris|tics [ hju rıstıks ] noun uncount TECHNICAL a way of solving problems by finding solutions based on your own experiences …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • heuristics —  The solving of problems through trial and error; it is singular …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • heuristics — n. study and application of heuristic methodsn. heuristic method, investigative approach to problem solving adj. serving to discover, investigative …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Heuristics —   Are rules based on experience. See also Expert system …   International financial encyclopaedia

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