[ breyn-stawr-ming ]
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  1. a technique for generating ideas and solving specific problems with uncensored and nonlinear thinking, usually performed through group participation in a spontaneous discussion where all ideas are noted without assigning them value, and no proposal is selected or discarded until after the conclusion of the creative exercise.

Origin of brainstorming

First recorded in 1955–60; brainstorm + -ing1

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How to use brainstorming in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for brainstorming


/ (ˈbreɪnˌstɔːmɪŋ) /

  1. intensive discussion to solve problems or generate ideas

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