Definition of Delphi technique in English:

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Delphi technique

Entry from US English dictionary


A method of group decision-making and forecasting that involves successively collating the judgments of experts.
Example sentences
  • The method of research chosen for this study was the Delphi technique.
  • The authors suggest ways to use the Delphi technique to define outcomes for assessing institutional effectiveness.
  • Researchers used a modified Delphi technique to ascertain: 1) importance and priority; 2) proficiency level; and 3) agreement of respondents with the proficiency level.


In allusion to the ancient Greek oracle at Delphi.

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