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lateral thinkingnoun [U]

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a way of ​solving a ​problem by ​thinking about it in a different and ​original way and not using ​traditional or ​expectedmethods
(Definition of lateral thinking from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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 ​lateralthinking, we solved the problem by ​starting again.
(Definition of lateral thinking from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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