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Collecting Idea Sets Across Cultures and Academic Disciplines

A Polynym (or Polyad)1 is simply a group of related ideas–an idea set–or multi-term2 system. All cultures and disciplines use idea sets to break down and better understand complex systems—from Yin/Yang to the Seven Deadly Sins. lets people like you help build the largest collection of idea sets ever made!

Bennett2 and Miller3 showed small sets of ideas can help us understand how we think. We hope this site will attract a diverse hive mind to collect idea sets.

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This wiki has documentation and links. To play with idea sets, see Nymology activities.

1 Unlike N-grams, Polynyms represent an intentional holistic thought.
2 Benettian Systematics (J. Bennett)
3 The Magical Number Seven, Plus or Minus Two (G. Miller)

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