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brain·child

 (brān′chīld′)
n.
An original idea or plan attributed to a person or group.

brainchild

(ˈbreɪnˌtʃaɪld)
n, pl -children
informal an idea or plan produced by creative thought; invention

brain•child

(ˈbreɪnˌtʃaɪld)

n., pl. -chil•dren.
a product of one's creative work or thought.
[1880–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.brainchild - a product of your creative thinking and work; "he had little respect for the inspirations of other artists"; "after years of work his brainchild was a tangible reality"
product, production - an artifact that has been created by someone or some process; "they improve their product every year"; "they export most of their agricultural production"

brainchild

noun
Something invented:
Translations
وليد أفكار المرء، إبتكار
duchovní dítěnápad
idéopfindelse
szellemi gyermek
hugarfóstur
duchovné dieťa

brainchild

[ˈbreɪntʃaɪld] Nparto m del ingenio, invento m

brainchild

[ˈbreɪntʃaɪld] ntrouvaille f (personnelle), invention f
It's his brainchild
BUT C'est lui qui l'a inventé.brain damage nlésions fpl cérébralesbrain-damaged [ˈbreɪndæmɪdʒ] adj [person] → atteint(e) de lésions cérébrales
to leave sb brain-damaged → provoquer chez qn des lésions cérébralesbrain dead adj
(= dead) → dans un coma dépassé
(= stupid) → demeuré(e)brain death nmort f cérébralebrain drain nfuite f des cerveaux

brainchild

[ˈbreɪnˌtʃaɪld] ncreatura, creazione f

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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