Meaning of “heuristic” in the English Dictionary

"heuristic" in Business English

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uk /hjʊəˈrɪstɪk/ us

[ C ] a method of learning or solving problems that allows people 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)