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Heuristic

[hyoo-RIS-tik]

Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Greek, early 19th century

1.

Enabling a person to discover or learn something for themselves.

2.

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."

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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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