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heuristic

heu·ris·tic

heuristic

 
pronunciation:
hy rI stihk
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition: of, pertaining to, or consisting of education derived from empirical study and practical experience.
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a heuristic method or procedure.
definition 2: (pl. but used with a sing. verb) the art or practice of using such methods.
derivation: heuristically (adv.)