the dots What is the meaning of "the dots" in the following sentence? creativity is simply the ability to connect the dots that others might never think to connect. Thanks a lot
Aug 11, 2014 8:29 PM
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"connect the dots" is a phrase that means join several connected ideas together. We typically use this phrase when explaining to another person that they need to think a bit deeper about a problem.
August 11, 2014
To "connect the dots" means to discover a pattern by connecting pieces of information. It refers to a children's puzzle. The puzzles come in printed books. Each puzzle is a page with printed dots on it. Next to each dot there is a number. It is hard to see any pattern in them. The child takes a pencil and draws a straight line from dot #1 to dot #2 to dot #3. The result is an outline of a shape. Here is an example:
August 12, 2014
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