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1. Of or relating to a usually speculative formulation serving as a guide in the investigation or solution of a problem: "The historian discovers the past by the judicious use of such a heuristic device as the 'ideal type'" (Karl J. Weintraub).
2. Of or constituting an educational method in which learning takes place through discoveries that result from investigations made by the student.
3. Computers Relating to or using a problem-solving technique in which the most appropriate solution of several found by alternative methods is selected at successive stages of a program for use in the next step of the program.
1. A heuristic method or process.
2. heuristics(used with a sing. verb) The study and application of heuristic methods and processes.

[From Greek heuriskein, to find.]

heu·ris′ti·cal·ly adv.
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In other words, economic change is a realistic and authentic way to bring about change in gender perceptions, however heuristically speaking it must also require buy in from the men and from the women themselves.
And indeed, a short time afterward, American sources heuristically confirmed that such a bill would not contribute to the atmosphere that the Donald Trump Administration is trying to create in the region, and would not assist the efforts being made to renew the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians.
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Heuristically, these two kinds of judgement may be called, respectively, professional ethics and everyday morality, a contrast that is commensurate with other contrasts.
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Thus, heuristically, Wilwayco did in fact find a method of painting with the help of a 'substrate'-a word used by the American critic Josephine Fatima Martins, who has written much about the works Wilwayco has produced while based in Providence, Rhode Island.
Another heuristically method for splitting the original image may be based on the edges that are visible in the image.
Though each new calculation focuses on a different year, we can use them heuristically to estimate unaccounted-for economic progress in Japan.
Heuristically speaking, it used to be easier to detect spam.
In the light of Edward Said's Orientalism, numerous scholars assumed the task of challenging his binaries and abandoning "the prevailing dominant discourse of difference between East and West" and adopting "a more heuristically beneficial and cogent framework of analysis within which to reconceptualise not only the Renaissance, but all interactions within and beyond the early modern Mediterranean world" (4).
Heuristically interpreting the two terms of Terza's formula (6), the first term, equivalent to the sole term of Dowd et al.
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