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brain·storm

 (brān′stôrm′)
n.
1. A sudden clever plan or idea.
2. A sudden, violent disturbance of the mind.
v. brain·stormed, brain·storm·ing, brain·storms
v.intr.
To engage in or organize brainstorming.
v.tr.
1. To consider or investigate (an issue, for example) by brainstorming.
2. To think of or produce (a solution to a problem, for example) by brainstorming.

brain′storm′er n.

brainstorm

(ˈbreɪnˌstɔːm)
n
1. (Pathology) a severe outburst of excitement, often as the result of a transitory disturbance of cerebral activity
2. informal Brit a sudden mental aberration
3. informal another word for brainwave
4. a session of intensive discussion to solve problems or generate ideas
vb
(Pathology) to hold a brainstorming session

brain•storm

(ˈbreɪnˌstɔrm)
n.
1. a sudden inspiration or idea.
2. a fit of mental confusion or excitement.
v.i.
4. to engage in brainstorming.
v.t.
5. to subject (a problem) to brainstorming.
[1890–95]
brain′storm`er, n.

brainstorm

- By the 1890s, it was a medical term for "mental explosion".
See also related terms for medical term.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.brainstorm - the clear (and often sudden) understanding of a complex situationbrainstorm - the clear (and often sudden) understanding of a complex situation
discernment, savvy, understanding, apprehension - the cognitive condition of someone who understands; "he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect"
light - mental understanding as an enlightening experience; "he finally saw the light"; "can you shed light on this problem?"
revelation - an enlightening or astonishing disclosure
breakthrough, find, discovery - a productive insight
flash - a sudden brilliant understanding; "he had a flash of intuition"
Verb1.brainstorm - try to solve a problem by thinking intensely about it
cerebrate, cogitate, think - use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments; "I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere"

brainstorm

noun
A sudden exciting thought:
Informal: brain wave.
Translations

brainstorm

[ˈbreɪnstɔːm]
A. N
1. (Brit) (fig) → ataque m de locura, frenesí m
2. (US) = brainwave
B. VI hacer una puesta en común de ideas y sugerencias
C. VT [+ ideas] → poner en común

brainstorm

[ˈbreɪnstɔːrm]
n
(British) (= moment of madness) → moment m d'égarement
(US) (= brainwave) → idée f de génie
vifaire du brainstorming
vt [+ ideas] → explorer

brainstorm

[ˈbreɪnˌstɔːm] n (Brit) (fig) → attacco di pazzia (Am) = brainwave
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