from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A method of shared problem solving in which all members of a group spontaneously contribute ideas.
  • noun A similar process undertaken by a person to solve a problem by rapidly generating a variety of possible solutions.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A method of problem solving in which members of a group contribute ideas spontaneously.
  • verb Present participle of brainstorm.

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  • noun a group problem-solving technique in which members spontaneously share ideas and solutions


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