think tank

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think tank

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`

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"
cercle de réflexiongroupe de réflexionlaboratoire d’idées

think tank

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The country, which enjoys the attention of almost every think tank across the globe, is Saudi Arabia.
Released today at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Improving Think Tank Management: Practical Guidance for Think Tanks Research Advocacy NGOs, and Their Funders-an authoritative guide authored by leading economist and senior fellow at the D.
ISLAMABAD -- Prior to President Xi Jinpings visit to Pakistan, a three-day conference in the picturesque Chinese island of Hainan decided to launch a new Joint Pakistan-China Think Tank dedicated solely to research and development of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.
The Think Tank was held on March 2-3, 2014 at the Hotel Palace Lucerne, Switzerland.
AN international think tank, which is chaired in the UK by the University of South Wales's Dr Martin Rhisiart, has been ranked one of the best in the world.
Knowledge of think tank funding has been shaped by pluralist, elite, and, most recently, field theory.
Think Tank, based in Newcastle's Times Square, has a tantalising lineup for gigs throughout January and February to perk up those who are really feeling the new year blues.
The decision to attach an ideological label to a think tank when reporting a controversy," argues Dunham, "allows the reporter to frame one perspective as driven by an ideological/ partisan agenda rather than the conclusion of a neutral or disinterested study.
WM: Until three years ago, only one woman ran a major Washington think tank, Jessica Mathews at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
A South Korean think tank has urged the central bank of South Korea to maintain its accommodative policy stance.
A Strategic Guide to Policy Impact" should be considered mandatory reading for anyone that is a part of a think tank operation be it governmental, NGO, academic, or corporate.
It's a collaboration between the Think Tank, a Worcester group for home-schoolers, and the EcoTarium that, according to leaders from each, is something of a serendipitous matchup.

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