- Archaic a series of sudden, violent cerebral disturbances
- Informal a sudden inspiration, idea, or plan
- The definition of a brainstorm is a sudden idea or plan.
When you suddenly come up with an idea for a new electronic device, seemingly out of nowhere, this is an example of a brainstorm.
- To brainstorm is to think about and try to come up with ideas or solutions to a problem, either on your own or in a group.
If you and your co-workers sit around and try to come up with new ideas for an ad campaign, this is an example of when you brainstorm ideas.
- A sudden clever plan or idea.
- A sudden, violent disturbance of the mind.
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- To consider or investigate (an issue, for example) by brainstorming.
- To think of or produce (a solution to a problem, for example) by brainstorming.
- (US) A sudden thought, particularly one that solves a long-standing problem.
- I had been working on the problem for weeks, and then I had a brainstorm and saw that the solution was easy.
- (UK) An unexpected mental error.
- Ask your wedding coordinator for photos of past ceremonies to get some ideas, and brainstorm with your bridal party for more great ideas that you otherwise may not have come up with on your own.
- You can also sit down with Search Engine Optimization tools like Keyword Discovery or WordTracker to brainstorm up new domain names with potential for good traffic right out of the gate.
- Either invest in a good tripod and take the photos yourself or hire a freelance photographer and brainstorm ways to breathe new life into boring family portrait poses.
- I hope these suggestions help, but if you're stilling having trouble after trying these steps, please don't hesitate to come back, and we can brainstorm some additional ideas.
- When you find the prom themes your committee likes best, take a moment to brainstorm invitations, dress code, decorations, music, and menu to see which one you want to create into your magical prom night.