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Racial identity is often a key heuristic that helps people interpret facts, says Britt Paris, an assistant professor of library and information science at Rutgers University.

From Axios

These links were themselves selected from posts most upvoted on the social media website Reddit, as “a heuristic indicator for whether other users found the link interesting, educational, or just funny.”

Simple heuristics are used to filter questions from the query stream.

It’s a facet of the “availability heuristic,” a cognitive bias that means people are more likely to imagine the future through the lens of recent events.

You can make some use rule-based AI, which guides the character using simple heuristics—if this happens, then do that.

The hill becomes heuristic for national identity (a haunted City on a Hill).

He developed a heuristic for betting on Daily Doubles (which resulted in a wager of $5, the minimum allowed).

In all other cases, as we have already pointed out, assumption and probability have only a heuristic value for us lawyers.

The instruments of Heuristic are being continually perfected, before our eyes, in two ways.

But the imperfection of the modern instruments of Heuristic is quite unnecessary.

It complemented the heuristic, innate propensity for seeking new choices.

The teaching, which follows the so-called “Heuristic” method, and the equipment of schools of every description, are admirable.


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On this page you'll find 24 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to heuristic, such as: examining, interested, interrogative, probing, prying, and questioning.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.