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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A method of solving a problem for which no formula exists, based on informal methods or experience, and employing a form of trial and error

Usage examples (40)
  • Adjective : a heuristic teaching method
  • None of these heuristics is perfect, but they're all better than nothing.
  • So they use certain heuristics and trust certain sources to indicate what they should think about a complex bill.
  • KAV uses improved "heuristics" for determining new viruses, and is more flexible. for more
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