divergent thinking

noun
divergent think·​ing | \ -ˈthiŋk-iŋ How to pronounce divergent thinking (audio) \

Medical Definition of divergent thinking

: creative thinking that may follow many lines of thought and tends to generate new and original solutions to problems — compare convergent thinking

Other Words from divergent thinking

divergent thinker \ -​ər How to pronounce divergent thinker (audio) \ noun

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“Divergent thinking.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/divergent%20thinking. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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