lateral thinking(redirected from Lateral thought)
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(Psychology) a way of solving problems by rejecting traditional methods and employing unorthodox and apparently illogical means
lateral thinking, vertical thinking - Lateral thinking is illogical; vertical thinking is logical.
See also related terms for vertical.
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|Noun||1.||lateral thinking - a heuristic for solving problems; you try to look at the problem from many angles instead of tackling it head-on|