• Definition for "lateral thinking"
    • making use of reasoned thought in a non-standard,…
    • View More
  • Hypernym for "lateral thinking"
  • Etymologically Related for "lateral thinking"

lateral thinking definition

  • noun:
    • making use of reasoned thought in a non-standard, or non-linear rational, way to find a remedy to a problem.
    • a heuristic for solving problems; you try to look at the issue from numerous angles as opposed to tackling it head-on
41 votes

How would you define lateral thinking?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!