divergent thinking


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divergent thinking

n
(Psychology) psychol thinking in an unusual and unstereotyped way, e.g. to generate several possible solutions to a problem. Compare convergent thinking
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Noun1.divergent thinking - 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
creative thinking, creativeness, creativity - the ability to create
cerebration, intellection, mentation, thinking, thought process, thought - the process of using your mind to consider something carefully; "thinking always made him frown"; "she paused for thought"
convergent thinking - thinking that brings together information focussed on solving a problem (especially solving problems that have a single correct solution)
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divergent thinking

n (Psych) → divergentes Denken
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