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Synonyms for heuristic

a commonsense rule (or set of rules) intended to increase the probability of solving some problem

of or relating to or using a general formulation that serves to guide investigation


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Hueristics may be formally or informally adopted by a group, or, as with decision rules, may even be programmed into computerized decision aids such as group decision support systems (GDSS).
In terms of positive economic analyses, some decision hueristics will imply that behavior is inconsistent with optimization of a Neo-classical utility function (e.
Even when decision heuristics are consistent with maximization of a Neoclassical utility function, the relevance of normative economic analyses may be brought into question if decision makers use decision hueristics.
5) with Mixed Mode Interpreter (MMI); greater exploitation of AIX native threads; improved garbage collection (including advanced compaction avoidance hueristics); more scalable heap management (including special allocation hueristics for small objects and thread-local heap) and lightweight (fast) monitors.