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- n. Using reasoned thought in a non-standard, or non-linear logical, way to find a solution to a problem.
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- n. a heuristic for solving problems; you try to look at the problem from many angles instead of tackling it head-on
Term coined by Edward de Bono in 1967 (Wiktionary)