Definition of Brainstorming

1. Noun. A group problem-solving technique in which members spontaneously share ideas and solutions. "We had an intense brainstorming session today"

Generic synonyms: Group Action
Derivative terms: Brainstorm



Definition of Brainstorming

1. Noun. A method of problem solving in which members of a group contribute ideas spontaneously. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of brainstorm) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Brainstorming

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Literary usage of Brainstorming

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Supervising Child Protective Services Caseworkers by Thomas D. Morton, Marsha K. Salus (1995)
"brainstorming brainstorming is used by supervisors to generate ideas and provide information about practice alternatives. During a case conference, ..."

2. The Inventive Thinking Curriculum Project by Marion Canedo (1990)
"(See "brainstorming" in Activity #1 and SCAMPER in Activity #2.) Select one or more possible solutions to work on. 4. Improve and refine your ideas. ..."

3. Make Your Ideas Mean Business by Jay Moreau (2002)
"CHAPTER ONE brainstorming, Why and How In 1941, advertising executive Alex Osborn began ... Rules of brainstorming Learning Goal #1: Apply the rules of ..."

4. Managing Water for Drought: National Study of Water Management During Droughtby William J. Werick by William J. Werick (1997)
"The key to successful brainstorming is to withhold criticism until the group has ... After the uncritical brainstorming, participants should eliminate ..."

5. Teaching Human Rights: Practical Activities for Primary and Secondary Schools edited by Barry Leonard (1989)
"(b) brainstorming This technique can also be used. The purpose of this activity is to think about something, and write down everything that is suggested, ..."

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