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lateral thinking

  
  
Lateral thinking is a method of solving problems by using your imagination to help you think of solutions that are not obvious at first.  
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lateral     
Lateral means relating to the sides of something, or moving in a sideways direction.      adj   usu ADJ n  
McKinnon estimated the lateral movement of the bridge to be between four and six inches.     
  laterally      adv   usu ADV after v  
Shafts were sunk, with tunnels dug laterally.     


lateral thinking     
Lateral thinking is a method of solving problems by using your imagination to help you think of solutions that are not obvious at first.  
  (mainly BRIT)      n-uncount  

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lateral

  
  
edgeways, flanking, side, sideward, sideways  

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laterally, later, late, literal

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o.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease
Medical term
n.
activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on your head and challenge other three friends to do so in order to promote awareness of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and encourage donations to research.
also called "ice water challenge", viral campaign on social media during July–August 2014
adj.
a person who is always thinking of what other people want and is anxious not to disturb them
I want to be a considerate person who always help friends when they are in trouble.
exp.
to do something too soon, especially without thinking carefully about it
Originally used in sports contests that are started by firing a gun
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