What does brainstorm mean?

brainstorm meaning in General Dictionary

to try and solve an issue by talking about it exhaustively in a rigorous team conference motivating uninhibited and natural efforts from all members

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  • the clear and frequently unexpected understanding of a complex scenario a sudden brilliant understanding
  • make an effort to resolve a problem by thinking intensely about any of it
  • the obvious (and sometimes abrupt) knowledge of a complex circumstance

brainstorm meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"brilliant idea, emotional pleasure, fit of mental application," 1849, from brain (n.) + figurative usage of storm (n.). As a verb, taped from 1920s. Related: Brainstormed; brainstorming.