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Definition of heuristic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

heuristic

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//hjuˈrɪstɪk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//hjuˈrɪstɪk//
 
(formal)
 
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heuristic teaching or education encourages you to learn by discovering things for yourself Word Origin early 19th cent.: formed irregularly from Greek heuriskein ‘find’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: heuristic