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.

1960–65; synect(ic) continuous, (of a cause) direct (< Late Latin synecticus coherent < Greek synektikós, equivalent to synéch(ein) (see synechia) + -tikos -tic) + -ics

synectic, adjective
synectically, adverb Unabridged
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synectics (sɪˈnɛktɪks)
(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
[C20: from syn- + ecto- + -ics, in the sense: working together from outside]

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Main Entry:  synectic1
Part of Speech:  adj
Definition:  blending dissimilar ideas or objects to produce new ideas, products, or solutions
Main Entry:  synectic2
Part of Speech:  adj
Definition:  producing a direct immediate effect's 21st Century Lexicon
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