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synectics

Line breaks: syn|ec¦tics
Pronunciation: /sɪˈnɛktɪks
 
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Definition of synectics in English:

plural noun

[treated as singular] trademark
(In the US) a problem-solving technique which seeks to promote creative thinking, typically among small groups of people of diverse expertise.
Example sentences
  • The learners will be able to use the synectics to jump start the creative process and find ‘fresh’ views to solving problems.
  • Graphic organizers may be used in conjunction with synectics to promote learning and understanding.
  • Applying synectics to social problems leads to model construction but not actual problem solving.

Origin

1960s: from late Latin synecticus (based on Greek sunekhein 'hold together'), on the pattern of dialectics.

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