\ hyoo-RIS-tik \ , adjective;
1.Serving to indicate or point out; stimulating interest as a means of furthering investigation.
2.Encouraging a person to learn, discover, understand, or solve problems on his or her own, as by experimenting, evaluating possible answers or solutions, or by trial and error.
3.Of, pertaining to, or based on experimentation, evaluation, or trial-and-error methods.
4.Denoting a rule of thumb for solving a problem without the exhaustive application of an algorithm
I have a heuristic way to let people know I know something. I like to scan the Sports page from time to time, to later be able to spout out the headlines to spark conversation. “Well I really feel like Hamilton Has Found His Path and His Reward. You know, there’s no ‘I’ in ‘team.’”
“Are the Gators Set Up For Swoon? I would say, absolutely not. It’s a slippery slope, but it’s not that slippery, you know?”
This heuristic hobby points out an interest, then offers further investigation. I often do not do the investigation myself, but I wait for the person I’m conversing with to join in. Then bam, learning happens.