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[treated as singular] (in the US) a problem-solving technique which seeks to promote creative thinking, typically among small groups of people of diverse expertise.
- ‘Graphic organizers may be used in conjunction with synectics to promote learning and understanding.’
- ‘The learners will be able to use the synectics to jump start the creative process and find ‘fresh’ views to solving problems.’
- ‘Applying synectics to social problems leads to model construction but not actual problem solving.’
1960s: from late Latin synecticus (based on Greek sunekhein hold together), on the pattern of dialectics.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.