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DIVERGENT THINKING

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DIVERGENT THINKING (noun)
  The noun DIVERGENT THINKING has 1 sense:

1. 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

  Familiarity information: DIVERGENT THINKING used as a noun is very rare.


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DIVERGENT THINKING (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

divergent thinking; out-of-the-box thinking

Hypernyms ("divergent thinking" is a kind of...):

cerebration; intellection; mentation; thinking; thought; thought process (the process of using your mind to consider something carefully)

Holonyms ("divergent thinking" is a part of...):

creative thinking; creativeness; creativity (the ability to create)

Antonym:

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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