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.
Origin of synectics
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(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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