brainstorm

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noun brain·storm \-ˌstȯrm\

Definition of brainstorm

  1. 1 dated :  a violent transient fit of insanity

  2. 2a :  a sudden bright ideab :  a harebrained idea

Examples of brainstorm in a Sentence

  1. I'm sorry—I must have been having a brainstorm when I wrote that.

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First Known Use of brainstorm

circa 1861


BRAINSTORM Defined for English Language Learners

brainstorm

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Definition of brainstorm for English Language Learners

  • : an idea that someone thinks of suddenly

  • : a temporary state of confusion : a period of unclear thinking


BRAINSTORM Defined for Kids

brainstorm

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noun brain·storm \ˈbrān-ˌstȯrm\

Definition of brainstorm for Students

  1. :  a sudden inspiration or idea



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