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lateral thinkingnoun [U]

uk   /ˌlæt.rəl ˈθɪŋ.kɪŋ/  us   /ˌlæt̬.ɚ.əl ˈθɪŋ.kɪŋ/
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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)
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