[ ˌhjʊ(ə)'rɪstɪk ]
1》 enabling a person to discover or learn something for themselves.
2》 Computing proceeding to a solution by trial and error or by rules that are only loosely defined.
■ noun a ~ process or method.
↘( ~s ) [usu. treated as sing. ] the study and use of ~ techniques.
C19: formed irregularly from Gk heuriskein 'to find'.