Definition of Brainstorm

1. Noun. The clear (and often sudden) understanding of a complex situation.

Exact synonyms: Brainwave, Insight
Generic synonyms: Apprehension, Discernment, Savvy, Understanding
Specialized synonyms: Light, Revelation, Breakthrough, Discovery, Find, Flash



2. Verb. Try to solve a problem by thinking intensely about it.
Generic synonyms: Cerebrate, Cogitate, Think
Derivative terms: Brainstorming

Definition of Brainstorm

1. Noun. (American English) A sudden thought, particularly one that solves a long-standing problem. ¹

2. Noun. brainstorming ¹

3. Noun. (British) An unexpected mental error. ¹

4. Verb. To investigate something, or solve a problem using brainstorming. ¹

5. Verb. To participate in a brainstorming session. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Brainstorm

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Literary usage of Brainstorm

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1. The Continuous Improvement Toolkit: A Practical Resource for Achieving ...by John Marsh by John Marsh (1999)
"In a good brainstorm, team members feed each other ideas and the results are often hybrids ... No judgement or criticism is allowed during the brainstorm. ..."

2. The Continuous Improvement Toolkit: A Practical Resource for Achieving ...by John Marsh by John Marsh (1999)
"In a good brainstorm, team members feed each other ideas and the results are often hybrids ... No judgement or criticism is allowed during the brainstorm. ..."

3. Smiling 'round the World by Marshall Pinckney Wilder (1908)
"... London—"Please Wipe Your Feet"—Everything Small—Famous Flower Festivals— Japanese Art as a brainstorm—Taken Seriously from the Connoisseur's Standpoint. ..."

4. A Stake in Tomorrow: World Class Lessons in Partnershipby John Marsh by John Marsh (1998)
"In a good brainstorm team members feed each other ideas and the results are often hybrids ... S No judgment or criticism is allowed during the brainstorm. ..."

5. The Daily Five: Fostering Literacy Independence in the Elementary Grades by Gail Boushey, Joan Moser (2006)
"Day 2 • brainstorm and practice where to sit. • brainstorm and practice what ... Next, we brainstorm with students the behaviors for writing independently. ..."

6. Practical Ideas for Teaching Writing As a Process by Carol B. Olson (1996)
"Words corresponding to different parts of speech are listed on each card, as follows: Yellow card: brainstorm and record all the words that could describe ..."

7. Writing Poetry With Children by Jo Ellen Moore (1999)
"brainstorm and develop a list of four-syllable words or phrases about the topic 3. brainstorm and develop a list of six-syllable phrases about the topic. 4. ..."

8. Smiling 'round the World by Marshall Pinckney Wilder (1908)
"... London—"Please Wipe Your Feet"—Everything Small—Famous Flower Festivals— Japanese Art as a brainstorm—Taken Seriously from the Connoisseur's Standpoint. ..."

9. A Stake in Tomorrow: World Class Lessons in Partnershipby John Marsh by John Marsh (1998)
"In a good brainstorm team members feed each other ideas and the results are often hybrids ... S No judgment or criticism is allowed during the brainstorm. ..."

10. The Daily Five: Fostering Literacy Independence in the Elementary Grades by Gail Boushey, Joan Moser (2006)
"Day 2 • brainstorm and practice where to sit. • brainstorm and practice what ... Next, we brainstorm with students the behaviors for writing independently. ..."

11. Practical Ideas for Teaching Writing As a Process by Carol B. Olson (1996)
"Words corresponding to different parts of speech are listed on each card, as follows: Yellow card: brainstorm and record all the words that could describe ..."

12. Writing Poetry With Children by Jo Ellen Moore (1999)
"brainstorm and develop a list of four-syllable words or phrases about the topic 3. brainstorm and develop a list of six-syllable phrases about the topic. 4. ..."

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