[ hyoo-ris-tik ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
Early 19th century; Greek formed irregularly from Greek heuriskein ‘find’
  • examining
  • interested
  • interrogative
  • probing
  • prying
  • questioning
  • searching
  • disinterested
  • incurious
  • unskeptical
encouraging a person to learn, discover, understand, or solve problems on his or her own, as by experimenting, evaluating possible answers or solutions, or by trial and error
A) Our child's school takes a heuristic approach to learning. B) We applied a heuristic evaluation to the set of data.
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