think tank Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"think tank" in British English

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think tanknoun [C usually singular, + sing/pl verb]

uk   us  
a ​group of ​expertsbrought together, usually by a ​government, to ​developideas on a ​particularsubject and to make ​suggestions for ​action
(Definition of think tank from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"think tank" in American English

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think tanknoun [C]

 us   /ˈθɪŋk ˌtæŋk/
an ​organization whose ​work is to ​studyspecificproblems and ​suggestsolutions, often with a ​particularpoliticalview
(Definition of think tank from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"think tank" in Business English

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think tanknoun [C]

uk   us  
a ​group of ​experts who are ​brought together to ​developideas and give ​advice on a particular ​subject: corporate/economic/political think tank Investor ​confidence in Japan ​dropped to its ​lowestlevel in 16 months, according to a ​leadingeconomicthinktank.
think-tanker
noun [C] (also think tanker)
The Conference ​brings politicians, ​businessmen, and think-tankers together every ​year for debate on the ​economy.
(Definition of think tank from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “think tank”
in Chinese (Simplified) 智囊团…
in Turkish düşünce kulübü, âkil insanlar grubu…
in Russian мозговой центр…
in Chinese (Traditional) 智囊團…
in Polish sztab ekspertów…
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