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a conference technique of solving specific problems, amassing information, stimulating creative thinking, developing new ideas, etc., by unrestrained and spontaneous participation in discussion.

a sudden impulse, idea, etc.
a fit of mental confusion or excitement.

of or relating to brainstorming.
to conduct or practice brainstorming.
to subject (a problem) to brainstorming.
Contemporary Examples

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Historical Examples

Makers Cory Doctorow

intensive discussion to solve problems or generate ideas
a severe outburst of excitement, often as the result of a transitory disturbance of cerebral activity
(Brit, informal) a sudden mental aberration
(informal) another word for brainwave


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