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think tank

n.
A group or institution organized for intensive research and solving of problems, especially in the areas of technology, social or political strategy, or armament.

think tanker n.
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think′ tank`


n.
a research organization employed to analyze problems and plan future developments.
[1955–60, Amer.]
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Noun1.think tank - a company that does research for hire and issues reports on the implications
company - an institution created to conduct business; "he only invests in large well-established companies"; "he started the company in his garage"
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Translations
cercle de réflexiongroupe de réflexionlaboratoire d’idées

think tank

ngruppo di esperti
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