Introduction to TRIZ Glossary 2023

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TRIZ glossary 2023

Modern glossary of terms and definitions of the theory of inventive problems solving

Team of authors: Ahmad-Ramez Kassou, Oleg Kraev, Anton Kulakov, Igoris Misyuchenko, Natalia Rubina, Mikhail Rubin, Alexander Trantin

General edition Mikhail Rubin

The glossary uses materials and approaches from the IPO “TRIZ Developers Summit” project “TRIZ Ontology” with the participation of A. Kuryan, N. Shchedrin, O. Eckardt.

This glossary of terms and definitions of the Theory of Inventive Problems Solving (TRIZ) is currently the most complete glossary of TRIZ and contains 555 terms and their definitions. The glossary contains both fundamental terms and concepts introduced by the founder of TRIZ G.S. Altshuller, as well as modern TRIZ terms, which have become widespread and practically used in the implementation of TRIZ projects in recent years. The glossary was created in Russian, the language in which the fundamental principles of TRIZ were formed. Currently, all terms have been translated into English and available here.

Like TRIZ in general, this glossary is in constant development. It is planned to regularly replenish and clarify it in three areas:

- introduction of new and adjustment of existing terms

- clarification of definitions of terms

- establishing ontological connections between terms

We will be grateful for your suggestions for the development of the TRIZ glossary 2023, which can be sent to


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3. Altshuller G.S. Find an Idea. Novosibirsk: Nauka, 1st edition, 1986; 2nd edition, 1991; 3rd ed., additional, Petrozavodsk: Scandinavia, 2003).

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8. Petrov V.M., History of the development of standards. TRIZ. Tel Aviv, 2007 – 217 p.

9. Petrov V.M., History of the development of an algorithm for solving inventive problems - ARIZ., 2008 - 196 p.

10. Rubin M. S. Fundamentals of TRIZ. Application of TRIZ in software and information systems: Textbook. – St. Petersburg: ATM Book, 2011. – 226 pages.

11. Glossary of TRIZ and TRIZ-related terms. Version 1.2, Valery Sushkov, 2018 (Souchkov V. Glossary of TRIZ and TRIZ-related terms. 2014, 2018.)

12. Basic knowledge of TRIZ. Version 2.0. Petrov V.M., Rubin M.S., Kuryan A.G., Gerasimov O.M., Amnuel P., Feygenson N.B., Rubina N.V., 2018 https://triz-summit .ru/triz/metod/basics/2/

13. Rubin M. S. Fundamentals of TRIZ for enterprises. A textbook for the basic course on TRIZ for industrial enterprises. – M.: KTK “Galaktika”, 2022. – 354 p.

14. TRIZ in development / Collection of scientific research papers. Library of the TRIZ Developers Summit. Issue 12. Materials of the Online conference August 23, October 15-16, 2021 and Online conference October 14-16, 2022 Compiled by: M.S. Rubin, M.S. Gafitulin, R. Kassu, N.V. Rubina, A.V. Trantin. Ed. MCITO "Concept", 2023

15. Official fund of G.S. Altshuller.

16. Conference materials of the TRIZ Developers Summit and the website

17. Materials from the site

Council of the "TRIZ Developers Summit",

September 16, 2023

TRIZ Glossary 2023