divergent thinking

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divergent thinking
 
n
psychol Compare convergent thinking thinking in an unusual and unstereotyped way, e.g. to generate several possible solutions to a problem

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divergent thinking

noun
thinking that moves away in diverging directions so as to involve a variety of aspects and which sometimes lead to novel ideas and solutions; associated with creativity [ant: convergent thinking
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