Meaning of HEURISTIC in English

heu ‧ ris ‧ tic /hjʊˈrɪstɪk/ BrE AmE adjective formal

[ Date: 1800-1900 ; Language: German ; Origin: heuristisch , from Greek heuriskein 'to discover' ]

1 . heuristic education is based on discovering and experiencing things for yourself

2 . helping you in the process of learning or discovery

—heuristically /-kli/ adverb

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.