[ si-nek-tiks ]
/ sɪˈnɛk tɪks /
noun (used with a singular verb)
the study of creative processes, especially as applied to the solution of problems by a group of diverse individuals.
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a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
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Origin of synectics
OTHER WORDS FROM synecticssyn·ec·tic, adjectivesyn·ec·ti·cal·ly, adverb
Words nearby synectics
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British Dictionary definitions for synectic
/ (sɪˈnɛktɪks) /
(functioning as singular) a method of identifying and solving problems that depends on creative thinking, the use of analogy, and informal conversation among a small group of individuals with diverse experience and expertise
Word Origin for synectics
C20: from syn- + ecto- + -ics, in the sense: working together from outside
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