synectics

[si-nek-tiks]
noun (used with a singular verb)
  1. the study of creative processes, especially as applied to the solution of problems by a group of diverse individuals.

Origin of synectics

1960–65; synect(ic) continuous, (of a cause) direct (< Late Latin synecticus coherent < Greek synektikós, equivalent to synéch(ein) (see synechia) + -tikos -tic) + -ics
Related formssyn·ec·tic, adjectivesyn·ec·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for synectic

synectics

noun
  1. (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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