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- n. The branch of logic concerned with discovery or invention
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The art of discovery or invention: a branch of logic.
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They are, as some one has said, an instrument of heuretic method.
But in the second edition, published in 1818, it is remarked, under the words _evristic_, _euristic_, _hevristisch_, that the term should, in Sir Wm. Hamilton's opinion, be _euretic_ or _heuretic_; the word _hevristisch_ being an error of long standing in German philosophy.