how to pronounce heuristic


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heuristic is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of heuristic in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… you have to use heuristic and if you …”

meanings of heuristic


  1. That solves a problem more quickly but is not certain to arrive at an optimal solution.
  2. That employs a practical method not guaranteed to be optimal or perfect; not following or derived from any theory.
  3. That reasons from the value of a method or principle that has been shown by experimental investigation to be a useful aid in learning, discovery and problem-solving.


  1. The art of applying heuristic methods.
  2. A technique designed for solving a problem when classic methods are too slow or fail to find any exact solution.
  3. A heuristic method.

heuristic frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word heuristic occurs in english on average 0.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics heuristic can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that heuristic can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

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