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ˈbreɪnˌstɔr mɪŋbrain·storm·ing

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  1. brainstormingnoun

    a group problem-solving technique in which members spontaneously share ideas and solutions

    "we had an intense brainstorming session today"


  1. brainstormingnoun

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


  1. Brainstorming

    Brainstorming is a group or individual creativity technique by which efforts are made to find a conclusion for a specific problem by gathering a list of ideas spontaneously contributed by its member. The term was popularized by Alex Faickney Osborn in the 1953 book Applied Imagination. Osborn claimed that brainstorming was more effective than individuals working alone in generating ideas, although more recent research has questioned this conclusion. Today, the term is used as a catch all for all group ideation sessions.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of brainstorming in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of brainstorming in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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  1. Tariq Bokhari:

    There are conversations of people brainstorming and throwing concepts on the wall... essentially building a tool kit or a playbook of what plays to call depending on where the next four months goes.

  2. Ed Wronski:

    After the story is laid out and we do some brainstorming, we might spend 18 months to two years working on the menu, including many renditions of a dish.

  3. Osmeily Marte:

    We left the salon thinking, it's gon na be two weeks and we'll be back, seeing the news and everything that there was no word on when we were coming back... that's when I started brainstorming,' What can I do to bring in some income ?'.

  4. Susan Cain:

    They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams.

  5. Brendon Weaver:

    We knew we had the expertise to build high-end optics but at a reasonable price, with that we went down the path of getting the products designed and contacting a manufacturer in Japan. After a couple of months, as we were brainstorming with a friend, he asked if it would be possible to get the binoculars customized. Initially that seemed like a real stretch, but we talked to the factory, and they said it was something they could do. We knew we had an innovative approach with going direct-to-consumer. The customization piece let us know we had something really special.

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  • طوفان مغزیPersian
  • мозговая атакаRussian
  • மூளையைக் கசக்கும்Tamil
  • دماغیUrdu

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