Meaning of HEURISTIC in English

HEURISTIC

adj. & n.

--adj.

1. allowing or assisting to discover.

2 Computing proceeding to a solution by trial and error.

--n.

1. the science of heuristic procedure.

2 a heuristic process or method.

3 (in pl., usu. treated as sing.) Computing the study and use of heuristic techniques in data processing.

Phrases and idioms:

heuristic method a system of education under which pupils are trained to find out things for themselves.

Derivatives:

heuristically adv.

Etymology: irreg. f. Gk heurisko find

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.