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brainstorming

[′brān ‚stȯrm·iŋ]
(industrial engineering)
A procedure used to find a solution for a problem by collecting all the ideas, without regard for feasibility, which occur from a group of people meeting together.
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We have brain-storming ideas, we make challenges of each other.
Solutions, however, are conspicuously rarer than sententious recapitulations of the EU dilemma as recently demonstrated by the rentree remarks of the President of the European Parliament, or the muddled results of the Commission's recent brain-storming on the future of Europe.
Tory sources said the catchphrase had come "organically" out of a series of brain-storming sessions.
Apparently the new (and presumably politically correct) phrase for brain-storming is now - wait for it - 'Blue Sky Thinking'.
This Stage can be characterised by self-introductions (as a prelude to being a source of content material to other students), brain-storming (limited at this Stage 1 to only accumulating new ideas, yet to be argued in Stage 2), involving divergent thinking to gather various different perceptions in order to explore and to frame each student's context, and helping each other as equals with obtaining content especially in sharing personal experiences and past literature that has been read, which constitute old foundational knowledge.
There is no indication of the impact of encounters with the work of other artists, to note but one obvious external factor that figured in the artist's brain-storming for compositional ideas.
Most of the fund-raising gets off the ground after brain-storming sessions over a pint or two.
A brain-storming session between primary care leaders and personnel chiefs is planned to devise a Coventry campaign.
One of the simplest exercises that companies can undertake in this regard, be they large or small, is to spend time brain-storming with top talent, because brands are both democratic and imperial in their governance and ownership.
A flurry of reports from the Establishment media following Bush's unveiling of the new super agency informed us that the mammoth reorganization had been the handiwork of a super-secret cadre of White House staffers led by Andrew Card, who hammered out the plan in a marathon six-week brain-storming session.
In brain-storming exercises, for instance, this means people feeling powerful and satisfied when others listen and consider their ideas.
In fact, the next couple of months may be the best time to start brain-storming.