- divergent thinking
- nounthinking 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• Syn: ↑out-of-the-box thinking• Ant: ↑convergent thinking
* * *noun: creative thinking that may follow many lines of thought and that tends to generate new and original solutions to problems — compare convergent thinking herein• divergent thinker noun
* * *divergent thinking noun (behaviourism)Thinking that is productive and original, involving the creation of a variety of ideas or solutions that tend to go beyond conventional categories, opp to convergent thinking• • •Main Entry: ↑diverge
Useful english dictionary. 2012.