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BRAINSTORM

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does brainstorm mean? 

BRAINSTORM (noun)
  The noun BRAINSTORM has 1 sense:

1. the clear (and often sudden) understanding of a complex situation

  Familiarity information: BRAINSTORM used as a noun is very rare.


BRAINSTORM (verb)
  The verb BRAINSTORM has 1 sense:

1. try to solve a problem by thinking intensely about it

  Familiarity information: BRAINSTORM used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BRAINSTORM (noun)


Sense 1brainstorm [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The clear (and often sudden) understanding of a complex situation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

brainstorm; brainwave; insight

Hypernyms ("brainstorm" is a kind of...):

apprehension; discernment; savvy; understanding (the cognitive condition of someone who understands)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "brainstorm"):

light (mental understanding as an enlightening experience)

revelation (an enlightening or astonishing disclosure)

breakthrough; discovery; find (a productive insight)

flash (a sudden brilliant understanding)


BRAINSTORM (verb)


Sense 1brainstorm [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Try to solve a problem by thinking intensely about it

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Hypernyms (to "brainstorm" is one way to...):

cerebrate; cogitate; think (use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments)

Sentence frame:

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