brainstorm brainstorm  /b ˈreɪn ˌstɔrm/


  1. (n) the clear (and often sudden) understanding of a complex situation
  2. (v) try to solve a problem by thinking intensely about it


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  1. On his return to Zurich in 1912 Einstein had a brainstorm.
  2. They should also learn how to solve problems and resolve conflicts, ways to brainstorm and think critically.
  3. Bjorn Lomborg, head of the Copenhagen Consensus Centre, an organization designed to brainstorm solutions to the world's biggest problems.


  1. 3 tips: Summer contract for the family

    The key to avoiding the "I'm bored" refrain this summer — along with the accompanying slow parental slide into frustration — may be a family contract.Build in some relaxation time, experts say, but don't just talk about things you want to do: Do them.1. Brainstorm what each family member...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Lancaster Online

  2. Fortune Brainstorm Podcast: Monsanto GMOs on the loose

    Each Fortune conference -- from Brainstorm Green, Brainstorm Tech, to the Most Powerful Women Summit, and the Global Forum -- yields fascinating conversations with the best and brightest minds in business.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: CNN Money

  3. BrainStorm Treats 8th Patient in Phase IIa Trial; Completes Enrollment of Final 4 Patients

    BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics , a leading developer of adult stem cell technologies for neurodegenerative diseases, today announced that it has successfully treated the eighth patient in its ongoing Phase ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance


  1. Schwartz and Sun executive Brian Sutphin met with Zeitler and IBM CEO Sam Palmisano to "brainstorm on ways we could work together," Schwartz said, and came up with a list of "10 to 15 interesting market opportunities."
    on Aug 16, 2007 By: Jonathan Schwartz Source: Forbes

  2. The ministry's website on Thursday reported a message from Hu, saying, "This year's Spring festival is facing a tougher supply-demand imbalance and the ministry has to brainstorm for measures to promote passenger convenience and open the measures to...
    on Jan 15, 2009 By: Hu Jintao Source: Xinhua

  3. "We are pleased to have Mr. Lion join the BrainStorm team," commented Chaim Lebovits, President of BrainStorm. "His extensive financial and business background will, with god's help, immensely contribute toward helping us to achieve our goals...
    on Jul 16, 2007 By: Chayyim Source: Business Wire (press release)

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