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brainstorming

[ breyn-stawr-ming ]
/ ˈbreɪnˌstɔr mɪŋ /
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noun

a conference technique of solving specific problems, amassing information, stimulating creative thinking, developing new ideas, etc., by unrestrained and spontaneous participation in discussion.

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Origin of brainstorming

First recorded in 1955–60; brainstorm + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for brainstorming

brainstorming
/ (ˈbreɪnˌstɔːmɪŋ) /

noun

intensive discussion to solve problems or generate ideas
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