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  • n. The study of heuristic methods and principles.


From heuristic, from German heuristisch, from New Latin heuristicus by irregular formation from Ancient Greek εὑρίσκω (heurisko, "I discover") (Wiktionary)


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  • I'm strongly opposed.

    February 26, 2008

  • Well, it comes up in the context of algorithms all the time, so I don't really have strong feelings about it either way.

    February 25, 2008

  • I like it better than adaptive management.

    February 22, 2008

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    February 22, 2008

  • Related: Trial and Error

    February 22, 2008