• An approach to problem solving which involves trial-and-error, and learning from experience. By employing directed procedures, the range of possible solutions for any given problem is continually reduced until the solution or answer is found. Any of various methods may be utilized, as opposed to a fixed sequence. Also called heuristic approach, or heuristic method.

Health Economics

  • (written as Heuristic)
    Assisting in the process of learning or understanding. It is both noun and adjective.

Information & Library Science

  • adjective solving problems by using reasoning and experience rather than standard formulae