think tank


think tank

noun

: an organization that consists of a group of people who think of new ideas on a particular subject or who give advice about what should be done

Full Definition of THINK TANK

:  an institute, corporation, or group organized for interdisciplinary research (as in technological and social problems) —called also think factory

First Known Use of THINK TANK

1959

think tank

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Institute, corporation, or group organized for interdisciplinary research, usually conducted for governmental and commercial clients. Projects for government clients often involve social policy planning and national defense. Commercial projects include developing and testing new technologies and new products. Funding sources include endowments, contracts, private donations, and sales of reports. See also RAND Corp.

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