aha moment

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Aha moment

Definition of aha moment

  1. :  a moment of sudden realization, inspiration, insight, recognition, or comprehension <The aha moment you experience when you've been trying to remember the name of a song and three hours later it hits you … — Jeffrey Kluger> Aha is sometimes followed by an exclamation point and is also often placed in quotation marks. <That was the “Aha!” moment … that made the befuddlement worthwhile. — Robin Marantz Henig> <Her “aha” moment came about two years ago … — Emily Weinstein>


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