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What's think tank in Esperanto?

Literally tank means akvujo, so should it be pensakvujo? Does it make sense?

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Vikipedio donas la vorton pensfabriko, kiu konservas la familiarecon de la angla. Alie, vi povas uzi publikafera institutoŝtatafera fondaĵo ktp.

Origine, think tank (laŭlitere, penso-cisterno) estis ŝerca esprimo pri la homa cerbo.

En la 1950-aj jaroj, oni komencis uzi ĝin por la "cerbo" de organizaĵo—ekzemple, fako, aŭ duone sendependa instituto, kiu studas la detalojn de organiza plano.

Nuntempe, ĝi signifas: instituton por esploroj subtenantaj la ideojn de politika partio aŭ grupo.

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  • This is Wikipedia on the origin of the term: During the Second World War, think tanks were often referred to as "brain boxes" after the slang term for skull. The phrase "think tank" in wartime American slang referred to rooms where strategists discussed war planning. Later the term "think tank" was used to refer to organizations that offered military advice en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Think_tank Commented Dec 7, 2016 at 13:33
  • dankon pro via helpo! do cxu eblus krei "cerbumaro"?
    – Urso
    Commented Dec 7, 2016 at 15:05
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    Cerbumi signifas "pensi pene", kaj cerbumo signifas la rezultan penson, do cerbumaro estas "kolekto de diversaj, malfacile ellaboritaj pensoj." Eble vi celas cerbumantaro, aro de homoj kiuj cerbumas. Tamen, aro ne ĉiam estas teamo. Commented Dec 7, 2016 at 15:26
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I don't think the idea of tank transfers easily into other languages: it's not really got anything to do with a literal tank.

A think tank also hasn't got much to do with thinking itself, but instead with policy research and advocacy. So a different word might be better altogether, perhaps something like politikesploraro: "group of policy researchers". Or planinstituto: "policy institute".

Undoubtedly there will be better suggestions! My main point is that literal translations are usually not a good solution.

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From Google:

a body of experts providing advice and ideas on specific political or economic problems.

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