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“lateral thinking” in British English

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(Definition of “lateral thinking” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“lateral thinking” in Business English

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lateral thinkingnoun [ U ]

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the process of considering a problem in a different and original way, rather than following traditional or expected ideas:

After a little lateral thinking, we solved the problem by starting again.

(Definition of “lateral thinking” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)