heuristic Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “heuristic” in the English Dictionary

"heuristic" in British English

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uk   us   /hjʊˈrɪs.tɪk/ specialized
(of a ​method of ​teaching) ​allowingstudents to ​learn by ​discovering things themselves and ​learning from ​their own ​experiencesrather than by ​telling them things
(Definition of heuristic from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"heuristic" in Business English

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uk   us   /hjʊəˈrɪstɪk/
[C] a ​method of ​learning or solving problems that ​allowspeople to discover things themselves and learn from their own ​experiences: As a heuristic, it is a good ​test to ​ask the ​question: what might I do in this ​situation?
heuristics [U] the ​study and use of heuristic ​methods: Heuristics aren't taught in ​medical school and are in fact discouraged.
Decision-making will be of a heuristic nature.
(Definition of heuristic from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “heuristic”
in Chinese (Simplified) (教学法)启发式的,探索式的…
in Chinese (Traditional) (教學法)啟發式的,探索式的…
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