A learning or discovering technique based on experience. Or, a way to try something new (like a new position), based on what you already know. If you know what I mean...
-"Sheila and I are going to go work out some serious Heuristic Algorithms tonight."
-"I find this solution to your Heuristic Algorithm really painful."
-"You should try Dave's Heuristic Algorithm! It's got some really intense solutions!"