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Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Greek, early 19th century


Enabling a person to discover or learn something for themselves.


A heuristic process or method.

Examples of Heuristic in a sentence

"The pottery professor’s heuristic technique helped students discover their own sculpting style."

"This heuristic will help interested parties become better writers."

About Heuristic

Heuristic developed from the Greek word “heuriskein,” or “find.”

Did you Know?

Self-education doesn’t have to be difficult. People attempting to self-educate themselves benefit from a heuristic method, which includes action items like goal-setting, committing to consistency, and minimizing distractions to maximize focus.

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