brainstorm n : the clear (and often sudden) understanding of a complex situation [syn: insight, brainwave] v : try to solve a problem by thinking intensely about it
- A sudden thought, particularly one that solves a long-standing
- I had been working on the problem for weeks, and then I had a brainstorm and saw that the solution was easy.
- An unexpected mental error.
- 2005: A terrible fielding error from Tony Graffanino proved costly. [...] Aaron Rowand collected an RBI double to get them off the mark before Graffanino's brainstorm. Juan Uribe hit a roller to the second baseman, who let the potential inning-ending double-play ball roll under his glove, leaving runners at first and third bases. Iguchi hit ruins Red Sox's night BBC Online, 5 October 2005
Brainstorm may refer to:
- Brainstorm (1983 film), directed by Douglas Trumbull
- Brainstorm (1965 film), directed by William Conrad
- Brainstorm (2001 film), English title of the movie Bicho de Sete Cabeças
- Brainstorm (Latvian band)
- Brainstorm (German band)
- Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics, an American research firm using adult stem cell technology in search of a cure for Parkinson's and ALS.
- Brainstorm (disco band)
- Brainstorm, one of the pseudonyms used by the musician Moby
- Brainstorm Artists International, a record label
- Brainstorm (Young MC album), a 1991 album by rapper Young MC
- Brainstorm (Transformers), an autobot headmaster in the Transformers fiction.
- Brainstorm eStudio, a virtual studio system manufactured by Brainstorm Multimedia
- "Brainstorm", a song by Hawkwind from their 1972 album Doremi Fasol Latido
- Brainstorm (TV series), a BBC television comedy quiz
brainstorm in German: Brainstorm
brainstorm in French: Brainstorm
brainstorm in Japanese: ブレインストーム
brainstorm in Dutch: Brainstorm
brainstorm in Russian: Brainstorm (значения)
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