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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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heuristicheu‧ris‧tic /hjʊˈrɪstɪk/ adjective formal  1 SEheuristic education is based on discovering and experiencing things for yourself2 LEARNhelping you in the process of learning or discoveryheuristically /-kli/ adverb
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heuristicThe heuristic nature of this argument is explicitly recognized, but its dynamical consequences are of interest.The Situationists' strategy consisted of an exploratory utopianism - a kind of heuristic projection of a future society.A prime example occurs during search with heuristic rules, in the choice of a rule from a conflict set.
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