heuristic heuristic  /hjʊ ˈrɪ stɪk/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a commonsense rule (or set of rules) intended to increase the probability of solving some problem
  2. (adj) of or relating to or using a general formulation that serves to guide investigation

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Hurst's heuristic methods have begun to achieve amazing results.
  2. The story involved the type of heuristic thinking Church enjoys most.
  3. This is the heuristic approach: the method by which a computer acquires a knowledge of checkers or learns to play war games.

News

  1. “M.I.C.E an N.M.E.”

    Who controls Stratford’s politics? Act 1, Scene 2: “M.I.C.E. an N.M.E.” Speculative-Heuristic: Hamartia epiphany! Anagnorisis catharsis? *Clauswitz: “War is politics by other means.”
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Stratford Star

  2. Specialty Pharmacy Certification Board™ (SPCB™) Partners with Heuristic to Launch CSP™ Credentialing Management System

    TAMPA, Fla., June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Specialty Pharmacy Certification Board™ (SPCB™) is pleased to announce that they have contracted with Heuristic Solutions to implement the LearningBuilder™ credentialing management system for the...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: PR Newswire

Quotes

  • In other words, instead of computing the ball's trajectory, all you have to do is keep your eye on it -- "the heuristic leads the player to the landing point," Gigerenzer writes.
    on Jul 30, 2007 By: Gerd Gigerenzer Source: Salon

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