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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.

think′ tank`


n.
a research organization employed to analyze problems and plan future developments.
[1955–60, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"
Translations
cercle de réflexiongroupe de réflexionlaboratoire d’idées

think tank

ngruppo di esperti
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ThinkTank prides itself on being distinct from its competitors due to its ideology of identifying the individual needs of students.
Thinktank Science Garden Where: Thinktank, Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham B4 7XG THE Thinktank, Birmingham's science museum at Millennium Point opened a PS2.5 million Science Garden in 2012.
This setback has prompted another approach which is to convert the PM House into a thinktank which will be known as the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) and will deal with four core disciplines: governance, development, technology and climate change.
'MiniBrum' will be permanently housed in the Thinktank science museum at the city centre venue in Curzon Street.
AFTER the Planetarium six years ago, Thinktank's new Science Garden is arguably the most significant development at the Millennium Point museum since it opened in 2001.
The first two systems released under the ThinkTank Q-Station X-Way Series are the ThinkTank Q-Station X2+2 and the ThinkTank Q-Station X4.
Think Computer Products, a launch partner for the AMD Opteron processor, debuted the latest ThinkTank Q Series servers, workstations and clusters featuring the power of the newly released AMD Opteron processors.
ZOOLAB "The UK's No.1 animal handling experience and lifelong learning company" has been invited to spend the day at Thinktank to celebrate the Big Sleuth trail in Birmingham on August 17.
Thinktank reflects that tradition of innovation in science and technology.
Out&About GRAHAM YOUNG VISITS BIRMINGHAM'S THINKTANK IF YOUR children are beginning to feel brave, here's a little test to see just how far they've come.
Think Computer Products, an AMD Opteron launch partner, has debuted the ThinkTank Q-Station Family of digital workstations, featuring single or dual AMD Opteron Processors -- Series 248.
I FEEL that I must take issue with some of the views expressed by L C Hollier (Birmingham Mail, April 5 2019) in his recent correspondence regarding the locomotive bearing our city name and the rather disparaging comments that he expounded regarding the Thinktank.