heuristics

 The solving of problems through trial and error; it is singular.

Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors. 2013.

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  • heuristics — heu‧ris‧tics [hjʊˈrɪstɪks] noun [uncountable] formal a method of solving problems by trying different things and seeing what happens, rather than using specific tests that you know will produce particular results: • Expert Systems use knowledge… …   Financial and business terms

  • heuristics — [hyo͞o ristiks] pl.n. heuristic methods or procedures n. the art or practice of using heuristic methods or procedures * * * …   Universalium

  • heuristics — study of heuristic methods, 1897, from HEUERISTIC (Cf. heueristic) (n.); also see ICS (Cf. ics) …   Etymology dictionary

  • heuristics — [hyo͞o ristiks] pl.n. heuristic methods or procedures n. the art or practice of using heuristic methods or procedures …   English World dictionary

  • heuristics — UK [hjʊəˈrɪstɪks] US [hjuˈrɪstɪks] noun [uncountable] a way of solving problems by finding solutions based on your own experiences Thesaurus: ways of solving problemssynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • Heuristics —    1) The Centrality of Heuristics in the Mathematical Discoveries of AM (Automatic Mathematician)    [A]t one point AM [Automatic Mathematician] had some notions of sets, set operations, numbers, and simple arithmetic. One heuristic rule it knew …   Historical dictionary of quotations in cognitive science

  • heuristics — noun /hjuˈɹɪstɪks/ the study of heuristic methods and principles …   Wiktionary

  • heuristics — heu|ris|tics [hjuˈrıstıks] n [U] formal the study of how people use their experience to find answers to questions or to improve performance …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • heuristics — heu|ris|tics [ hju rıstıks ] noun uncount TECHNICAL a way of solving problems by finding solutions based on your own experiences …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • heuristics — n. study and application of heuristic methodsn. heuristic method, investigative approach to problem solving adj. serving to discover, investigative …   English contemporary dictionary

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