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I am solving some problems in an analogy. At one point I have got the following analogy.

Hailstorm : Destruction :: Brainstorm : ?

a ) Construction b ) Innovation c) Neuroticism d) Disorientation

According to me, Brainstorm is the reason for Innovation. But a book says the answer will be disorientation.

Can you please enlighten me the correct answer?

  • A hailstorm brings destruction and a brainstorm brings... – Gort the Robot May 21 at 20:20
  • Brainstorm has two meanings. As well as the recently-invented innovation technique it has a much older meaning of "a moment in which one is suddenly unable to think clearly or act sensibly." – DJClayworth May 21 at 20:45
  • If the book says the answer is disorientation, then that is the correct answer (per the book). Are you asking why the book would claim that? (Because of one of the senses of the word brainstorm.) Or do you think that the book is wrong for some reason? – Jason Bassford Supports Monica May 22 at 7:05
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I believe your textbook is utilizing the secondary definition of brainstorm. This may be due to an older textbook.

Brainstorm noun 1.a spontaneous group discussion to produce ideas and ways of solving problems. 2.INFORMAL, a moment in which one is suddenly unable to think clearly or act sensibly.

This second definition provides a direct analogy to disorientation. Through the below relationship.

Hailstorm- a storm of heavy hail : Destruction- the action or process of causing so much damage to something that it no longer exists or cannot be repaired. Brainstorm- a moment in which one is suddenly unable to think clearly or act sensibly.: Disorientation- a state of mental confusion. This provides more analogical value than to Innovation- making changes in something established, especially by introducing new methods, ideas, or products

  • That means, the answer will be innovation ? – Sagor May 21 at 20:49
  • Hailstorm- a storm of heavy hail : Destruction- the action or process of causing so much damage to something that it no longer exists or cannot be repaired. Brainstorm- a moment in which one is suddenly unable to think clearly or act sensibly.: Disorientation- a state of mental confusion. This provides more analogical value than to Innovation- making changes in something established, especially by introducing new methods, ideas, or products – frathoss May 21 at 21:00

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