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We found 57 dictionaries with English definitions that include the word heuristic:
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General dictionaries General (31 matching dictionaries)
  1. heuristic: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. heuristic: Oxford Learner's Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. heuristic: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. heuristic: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. heuristic: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. heuristic: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Heuristic, heuristic: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. heuristic: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. heuristic: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. heuristic: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. heuristic: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. heuristic: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. Heuristic, heuristic: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. heuristic: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  15. heuristic: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  16. Heuristic (computer science), Heuristic (disambiguation), Heuristic (engineering), Heuristic: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  17. Heuristic: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  18. heuristic: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  19. heuristic: Rhymezone [home, info]
  20. Heuristic: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  21. heuristic: Hutchinson's Dictionary of Difficult Words [home, info]
  22. heuristic: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  23. heuristic: Hutchinson Dictionaries [home, info]
  24. heuristic: The Phrontistery - A Dictionary of Obscure Words [home, info]
  25. heuristic: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  26. heuristic: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  27. heuristic: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  28. heuristic: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]
  29. heuristic: Worthless Word For The Day [home, info]

Art dictionaries Art (4 matching dictionaries)
  1. heuristic: ArtLex Lexicon of Visual Art Terminology [home, info]
  2. heuristic: Dictionary of Philosophical Terms and Names [home, info]
  3. heuristic: Literary Criticism [home, info]
  4. heuristic: ODLIS: Online Dictionary of Library and Information Science [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. Heuristic: Construction Term Glossary [home, info]
  2. Heuristic: eyefortransport e-commerce transportation glossary [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (8 matching dictionaries)
  1. heuristic: Free On-line Dictionary of Computing [home, info]
  2. heuristic: CCI Computer [home, info]
  3. Heuristic: Cybernetics and Systems [home, info]
  4. Heuristic: Game Dictionary [home, info]
  5. heuristic: Computer Telephony & Electronics Dictionary and Glossary [home, info]
  6. heuristic: Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [home, info]
  7. Heuristic: Tech Terms Computer Dictionary [home, info]
  8. Heuristic (computer science), heuristic: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. heuristic: online medical dictionary [home, info]
  2. heuristic: Medical dictionary [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (1 matching dictionary)
  1. heuristic: A Brief Critical Dictionary of Education [home, info]

Science dictionaries Science (7 matching dictionaries)
  1. heuristic: Archaeology Wordsmith [home, info]
  2. Heuristic: Drug Discovery and Development [home, info]
  3. Heuristic: Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics [home, info]
  4. Heuristic: Mathematical Programming [home, info]
  5. heuristic: Game Theory Dictionary [home, info]
  6. heuristic, heuristic: Prime [home, info]
  7. heuristic: FOLDOP - Free On Line Dictionary Of Philosophy [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (1 matching dictionary)
  1. heuristic: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

Tech dictionaries Tech (1 matching dictionary)
  1. heuristic: Glossary of Meteorology [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (heuristic)

noun:  a commonsense rule (or set of rules) intended to increase the probability of solving some problem
adjective:  of or relating to or using a general formulation that serves to guide investigation

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