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brain drain

n.
The loss of skilled intellectual and technical labor through the movement of such labor to more favorable geographic, economic, or professional environments.

brain′-drain′ v.

brain drain

n
(Sociology) informal the emigration of scientists, technologists, academics, etc, for better pay, equipment, or conditions

brain′ drain`


n.
a loss of trained professional personnel to another company, nation, etc., that offers greater opportunity.
[1960–65]

brain drain

- The emigration of highly trained or intelligent people from a country or other place.
See also related terms for trained.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.brain drain - depletion or loss of intellectual and technical personnel
drain - a gradual depletion of energy or resources; "a drain on resources"; "a drain of young talent by emigration"
Translations
هجرة العقول، رحيل العلماء
únik mozků
forskerflugthjerneflugt
agyelszívástudóscsábítás
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brain drain

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brain

(brein) noun
1. the centre of the nervous system. an injury to the brain; (also adjective) brain surgery; brain damage.
2. (often in plural) cleverness. a good brain; You've plenty of brains.
3. a clever person. He's one of the best brains in the country.
ˈbrainless adjective
stupid. a brainless idiot.
ˈbrainy adjective
clever. She's a brainy child.
ˈbrainchild noun
a favourite theory, invention etc thought up by a particular person. This entire process is Dr Smith's brainchild.
brain drain
the loss of experts to another country (usually in search of better salaries etc). As a result of the brain drain Britain does not have enough doctors.
ˈbrainwash verb
to force (a person) to confess etc by putting great (psychological) pressure on him. The terrorists brainwashed him into believing in their ideals.
ˈbrainwashing noun
ˈbrainwave noun
a sudden bright idea.
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All Canadians would suffer as a result of the greatly increased brain drain that would then ensue.
The state university system offered programs that were popular with students but for which there were few job openings in the state, helping North Dakota's brain drain along.
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He plans to return to South Africa to pursue medical studies and help reverse the brain drain.
The report International Migration, Remittances and the Brain Drain proved that the global brain drain most heavily effects poor, small- and medium-sized countries.
The traditional brain drain literature has viewed the exodus of
Of course, the brain drain phenomena also affects India and China, but to a lesser extent.
The need to end such brain drain has fueled demand for trade schools and other industry workshops, such as one owned by the shipyard Astilleros Rio Santiago (ARS).
Insecurities about English ability de-motivate many promising students of science, creating more of a brain drain than migration overseas.
The National Assembly of Scientists, an organization representing senior NIH researchers, has published a statement warning that the rules might produce a brain drain.
Combine this statistic with the fact that Ohio ranks only 39th in the percentage of citizens who have completed a bachelor's degree or higher level of education, and the growing concern surrounding the issue of brain drain becomes increasingly apparent.