brainstorming

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noun brain·storm·ing \-ˌstȯr-miŋ\

Definition of brainstorming

  1. :  a group problem-solving technique that involves the spontaneous contribution of ideas from all members of the group; also :  the mulling over of ideas by one or more individuals in an attempt to devise or find a solution to a problem

brainstorm

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brainstormer

noun

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1907


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