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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.
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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"
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cercle de réflexiongroupe de réflexionlaboratoire d’idées

think tank

ngruppo di esperti
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Sport and Citizenship, a think tank set up in France in 2007, regrets the absence of a clear timeline for implementing actions promised by the European Commission in its recent communication on the future of sports policy.
Honolulu, HI, December 22, 2010 --( The CDM Media team announced today the launch of two CIO Think Tank events for senior technology executives representing the media and entertainment industry.
CAIRO: The role played by think tanks in supporting decision makers in the development and reform fields, as well as in exchanging knowledge and promoting further cooperation between African countries was discussed at a conference held by the Cabinet of Ministers' think tank, the Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC) this week.
Summary: Rabat - Morocco's think thank "Centre d'Etudes et des Recherches en Sciences Sociales" (CERSS) was the only Moroccan think tank on the Pennsylvania University's 2009 annual ranking of the leading public policy research organizations in the world.
We saw it last year when those buffoons from the Policy Exchange think tank suggested northern cities such as Liverpool, Sunderland and Bradford were "beyond revival" and residents should pack up and move down south to save their sorry souls.
IN THE midst of the Tory leadership contest, City A.M ran a leader entitled "The definition of a think tank is up for debate".
THE budget impasse and the President's move to veto insertions in the 2019 budget have forced a local think tank to cut its growth forecast for this year.
ISLAMABAD -- Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Executive Director Dr Abid Qaiyum Suleri on Friday said the collaboration with a youth-led think tank was mainly to engage them in research projects, especially on social entrepreneurship, to help equip young students with research and entrepreneurial skills.
GGTTI report ranks Sustainable Development Policy Institute 15th among SE Asia and Pacific, 99th among global (non-US) think tanks ISLAMABAD:The Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) has been ranked 1stin Pakistan, 15thin South East Asia and the Pacific and 99th among global (non-US) think tanks, according to the thirteenth edition of University of Pennsylvania Global Go To Think Tank Index (GGTTI) released Thursday.
The Brookings Institution in Washington, DC -- perhaps the world's top think tank -- is under scrutiny for receiving six-figure donations from Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, which many consider to be a security threat.
Senate OKs creation of energy think tank !-- -- Danessa Rivera (The Philippine Star) - September 25, 2018 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines The Philippines is close to having its own think tank which could bridge research and policy gaps in the Philippine energy sector after the Senate approved the proposed measure in the hope of fostering greater energy security, sustainability, and affordability in the country.

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