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brain·pow·er

 (brān′pou′ər)
n.
1. Intellectual capacity.
2. People of well-developed mental abilities: a country that values its brainpower.

brainpower

(ˈbreɪnˌpaʊə)
n
intelligence; mental ability

brain•pow•er

(ˈbreɪnˌpaʊ ər)

n.
1. intellectual capacity; mental ability.
2. people with superior mental abilities.
[1875–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.brainpower - mental abilitybrainpower - mental ability; "he's got plenty of brains but no common sense"
intelligence - the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience

brainpower

noun intelligence, understanding, brains (informal), perception, IQ, brilliance, intellect, aptitude, cleverness, mental acuity, braininess Ginseng boosts your brainpower and makes you feel good.

brainpower

noun
The faculty of thinking, reasoning, and acquiring and applying knowledge:
Slang: smart (used in plural).
Translations

brainpower

[ˈbreɪnˌpaʊəʳ] Nfuerza f intelectual
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