Definition of aha moment in English:

aha moment


  • A moment of sudden insight or discovery.

    ‘he had an aha moment when looking at my medications past and present’
    • ‘I'm looking for the cyberspace equivalent - the "aha moment" that gets people to think "we've got something truly new on our hands here."’
    • ‘The surreptitious exchange of satchels between these strangers would be the aha moment of another director's scene; here, it's just routine.’
    • ‘After an aha moment, he suddenly realizes that they're seeking the tomb of none other than the famous physicist Sir Isaac Newton.’
    • ‘And that aha moment, when you realize what you thought to be true was not, is the crux of all of his work.’
    • ‘There's a sudden aha moment when i realize "hey, I'm a reject."’
    • ‘But after a few 'aha moments' when their rollovers function or hyperlinks work, these women gain a great deal of confidence in their ability to use technology for their own purposes and in their careers.’
    • ‘After her aha moment in 2001, she began to make it a priority to find a little time each day for herself.’
    • ‘Recently, I leafed through your magazine and had these Aha moments about what resonates with readers.’
    • ‘I call them my aha moments.’
    • ‘She talks about the 'new journalism' and when she had her aha moment.’
    • ‘His aha moment arrived nine years ago when the band teacher at Medford High School called to ask him if he had any suggestions for sterilizing an instrument.’
    • ‘His own "aha moment" was a conference in New York City on the eyesight of houseflies, a seemingly arcane topic that nonetheless drew several hundred scientists.’
    • ‘Did you ever get an aha moment?’
    • ‘I think it can be a powerful collaboration tool, but I've still yet to have my aha moment with it.’
    • ‘Her belated "aha moment" apparently came with her discovery of the profoundly misnamed "vast right-wing conspiracy."’
    • ‘The aha moment for me, however, came here.’
    • ‘We're flooded with facts about what to do for the environment but we fail to change until a penny drops or we experience an aha moment.’
    • ‘It was one of those aha moments.’
    • ‘Specifically, what I realized in my car Tuesday night - my AHA moment, if you will - is that I could be happy for the rest of my life just as I am right now.’
    • ‘She says this was her "aha moment" and that, looking back over the previous week's schedule, she realised her practice had become overrun with prosperity's unhappy children.’
    finding out, learning, realization, recognition, detection, determination
    understand, realize
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