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HEURISTIC RULE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does heuristic rule mean? 

HEURISTIC RULE (noun)
  The noun HEURISTIC RULE has 1 sense:

1. a commonsense rule (or set of rules) intended to increase the probability of solving some problem

  Familiarity information: HEURISTIC RULE used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HEURISTIC RULE (noun)


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Meaning:

A commonsense rule (or set of rules) intended to increase the probability of solving some problem

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

heuristic; heuristic program; heuristic rule

Hypernyms ("heuristic rule" is a kind of...):

formula; rule ((mathematics) a standard procedure for solving a class of mathematical problems)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "heuristic rule"):

lateral thinking (a heuristic for solving problems; you try to look at the problem from many angles instead of tackling it head-on)


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