The definition of heuristic refers to techniques, activities or lessons that allow someone to discover something for himself or by finding solutions through experiments or loosely defined rules.(adjective)
A process whereby you are asked questions to discover answers on your own and learn more about yourself on your own is an example of a process that would be described as heuristic.
Heuristics are defined as ways of finding out the answer to a question.(noun)
An example of heuristics are common sense and trial-and-error.
See heuristic in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < Ger heuristisch < Gr heuriskein, to invent, discover: see eureka
See heuristic in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: From Greek heuriskein, to find.
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