convergent thinking

noun

convergent think·​ing -ˈthiŋk-iŋ How to pronounce convergent thinking (audio)
: thinking (as in answering a multiple-choice question) that weighs alternatives within an existing construct or model in solving a problem or answering a question to find one best solution and that is measured by IQ tests compare divergent thinking
convergent thinker noun

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“Convergent thinking.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/convergent%20thinking. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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