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# Heuristic

A heuristic is any problem-solving approach that employs a practical method that is not guaranteed to be optimal, perfect, or rational but is sufficient for reaching an immediate, short-term goal or approximation.
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Zettelkasten, August 1st, 2021.

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• A heuristic is any #problem-solving approach that employs a practical method that is not guaranteed to be optimal, perfect, or rational but is sufficient for reaching an immediate, short-term goal or approximation.

• You can use heuristic methods to find a satisfactory solution where finding an optimal solution is impossible or impractical.

• Examples that employ heuristics:

• Trial and error.
• Rule of thumb.
• Educated guess.

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