from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A sudden clever plan or idea.
- n. A sudden, violent disturbance of the mind.
- intransitive v. To engage in or organize brainstorming.
- transitive v. To consider or investigate (an issue, for example) by brainstorming.
- transitive v. To think of or produce (a solution to a problem, for example) by brainstorming.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A sudden thought, particularly one that solves a long-standing problem.
- n. brainstorming
- n. An unexpected mental error.
- v. To investigate something, or solve a problem using brainstorming.
- v. To participate in a brainstorming session.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the clear (and often sudden) understanding of a complex situation; a sudden brilliant insight.
- v. to try to solve a problem by discussing it exhaustively in an intense group meeting encouraging uninhibited and spontaneous contributions from all members.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. try to solve a problem by thinking intensely about it
- n. the clear (and often sudden) understanding of a complex situation
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