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out-of-the-box thinking

Definitions of out-of-the-box thinking
  1. noun
    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
    synonyms: divergent thinking
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    Antonyms:
    convergent thinking
    thinking that brings together information focussed on solving a problem (especially solving problems that have a single correct solution)
    type of:
    cerebration, intellection, mentation, thinking, thought, thought process
    the process of using your mind to consider something carefully
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