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English definition of “brainstorming”


noun [U]     /ˈbreɪnˌstɔːmɪŋ/
MEETINGS an activity or business method in which people meet in a group to suggest a lot of new ideas to choose from for possible development: On Thursday, participants broke into groups for brainstorming sessions on education. There will be lots of meetings and a lot of brainstorming.
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