Brainstorm definition

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To consider or investigate (an issue, for example) by brainstorming.
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To engage in or organize brainstorming.
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(archaic) A series of sudden, violent cerebral disturbances.
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A sudden clever plan or idea.
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To think of or produce (a solution to a problem, for example) by brainstorming.
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(informal) A sudden inspiration, idea, or plan.
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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.

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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.

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(informal) To engage in brainstorming.
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(UK) An unexpected mental error.
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To investigate something, or solve a problem using brainstorming.
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To participate in a brainstorming session.
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A sudden, violent disturbance of the mind.
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(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.

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Brainstorming.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of brainstorm - brain storm

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
brainstorm
Plural:
brainstorms