satisfice
A solution to a problem is a satisficing solution if it works, but there is no particular reason to think it either the best solution, or the one that maximizes expected utility . Satisficing strategies put up with what does the job, without expending effort on searching for possibly better solutions.

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  • satisfice — ☆ satisfice [sat′is fīs΄] vi. satisficed, satisficing 〚coined by H. A. SIMON2 Herbert Alexander /span> SATIS(FY) + (SUF)FICE 〛 to be satisfied with a minimum or merely satisfactory level of performance, profitability, etc. rather than a maximum… …   Universalium

  • satisfice — 1560s, SATISFY (Cf. satisfy), altered by influence of its Latin root satisfacere. A Northern English colloquial word; modern use from c.1956 may be an independent formation. Related: Satisficed; satisficing …   Etymology dictionary

  • satisfice — ☆ satisfice [sat′is fīs΄] vi. satisficed, satisficing [coined by H. A. SIMON2 Herbert Alexander < SATIS(FY) + (SUF)FICE ] to be satisfied with a minimum or merely satisfactory level of performance, profitability, etc. rather than a maximum or… …   English World dictionary

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  • satisfice — sat·is·fice …   English syllables

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