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think tank

noun [C]
 
 
a group of people who advise the government or an organization about particular subjects and who suggest new ideasExperts and specialists
Translations of “think tank”
in Chinese (Traditional) 智囊團…
in Russian мозговой центр…
in Turkish düşünce kulübü, âkil insanlar grubu…
in Chinese (Simplified) 智囊团…
in Polish sztab ekspertów…
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