aha moment


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aha moment

n
an instant at which the solution to a problem becomes clear
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We had the aha moment that we were all in the same situation at the same time, and that we needed leaning time," said Meaney, whose 24-year-old son serves in the Army.
There's a bit of an aha moment when the realization of this hits.
The house crashes in the Land of Oz, where Dorothy together with the scarecrow, tinman, and the lion get to see the wizard and have their aha moment.
Is it true that your aha moment occurred while visiting Mystic, Conn.
The microphone picked up fishlike sounds from inside or beside the chamber, which gave the team "an aha moment," says coauthor Erica Staaterman, also at Miami.
One night, I was sitting in the Riverboat listening to John Lee Hooker, and I had an aha moment.
One of the best ways to foster an aha moment is to provide a fitting example.
It's likely that there is no aha moment when children 'get' theory of mind, says Gopnik.
Almost every piece gave me an aha moment at the same time that it underscored and expanded my being, my soul.
There was not one aha moment," National Geographic News quoted Claire Aubel, public relations coordinator for the North Carolina Maritime Museums, as saying.
He has known Gehry for a good many years, and their friendship, though limiting, does provide the occasional simpatico, aha moment, such as when the two men talk about the difficulties of maintaining an artistic vision in fields dominated by commercial concerns.