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- n. 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
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Early on, the precedent was established permitting the stringing-together of several words: the going-out-of-business sale of the Depression is matched in word number by out-of-the-box thinking today.