• WordNet 3.6
    • v brainstorm try to solve a problem by thinking intensely about it
    • n brainstorm the clear (and often sudden) understanding of a complex situation
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In literature:

If you can, you'll save me from a brainstorm.
"The Man Upstairs" by P. G. Wodehouse
How did the brainstorm burst?
"Mike" by P. G. Wodehouse
I could see as plainly as possible that all these brainstorms were improving Bobbie out of knowledge.
"My Man Jeeves" by P. G. Wodehouse
The victims of emotional hurricanes, "brainstorms," neurotic excess, and intemperate desire are legion.
"The Minister and the Boy" by Allan Hoben
I asked Joe about my brainstorm in the plane.
"Space Tug" by Murray Leinster
What are these brainstorms that overwhelm the best of us?
"Possessed" by Cleveland Moffett
It's a kind of rose-colored brainstorm, but it very seldom has complications.
"At Good Old Siwash" by George Fitch
Last year you had a sudden brainstorm and remember what happened.
"The Psilent Partner" by John Victor Peterson
He would have a brainstorm of self-righteous wrath!
"The Itching Palm" by William R Scott

In news:

Brainstorm , "Tahoultine," Music For Saharan Cellphones: The International Reworks Compilation.
Brainstorm Shows Off Its Basement.
Architects brainstorm ideas for revitalizing a park.
You've been working for 10+ hours a day, brainstorming new ideas as you brush your teeth in the morning, and thinking about the best way to pitch as you climb into bed at night.
Citywide brainstorming initiative sparks Lubbock imaginations.
A brainstorming session at the State Department's new "Viral Peace" initiative, which seeks to troll online would-be terrorists, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, April 30.
Brainstorm, The Chronicle Review 's blog on ideas, culture , and the arts, features some of the best minds in academic and policy circles.
It was so much fun to brainstorm with KRNFX and actually dig into the process of where you want the music to go.
(Brainstorm Media/Double Hope Films) Two unlikely losers connect, as Selma Blair meets Jordan Gelber in " Dark Horse ".
Wednesday they were brainstorming ideas on how to improve our community and developing strategies to accomplish the EDC's goals.
So when I was brainstorming and looking for a real showstopper to address a group of businesspeople I am mentoring, I asked Darren Hardy, publisher of SUCCESS Magazine, to be one of our presenters.
Jed and Jenni Gines of Walla Walla encouraged 9-year-old daughter Olivia Gines to brainstorm activities that would keep her busy during summer break.
BANGKOK—Citing a string of ethical lapses by senior military officers, Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has asked the Joint Chiefs of Staff to review ethics training and to brainstorm on ways to steer officers away from trouble.
Citing a string of ethical lapses by senior military officers, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has asked the Joint Chiefs of Staff to review ethics training and to brainstorm on ways to steer officers away from trouble.
Brainstorming — BRANE-storm-ing — a spontaneous (unrehearsed) group discussion to produce ideas and ways of solving problems.

In science:

In requirements analysis, the problem situation is studied through interviews with field experts, field studies of current, related systems and brainstorming.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
In the process of developing a scenario for the Memex prototype, we brainstormed over several scenarios.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
The aforementioned browser incompatibilities with regards to how to implement web standards is off course a major hurdle but there are multiple issues that came to mind when we were brainstorming on how to implement the prototype.
Analysis of Using Browser-native Technology to Build Rich Internet Applications for Image Manipulation
Among the benefits of pair programming are keeping each other on track, clarifying ideas, brainstorming refinements to specifications and so forth.
Learning by Test-infecting Symmetric Ciphers
Open Format All seven participants preferred to use paper when brainstorming, taking unstructured notes or doing rough work.
Examining Motivations behind Paper Usage in Academia