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brainwave

(ˈbreɪnˌweɪv)
n
informal a sudden inspiration or idea. Also called: brainstorm
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Noun1.brainwave - (neurophysiology) rapid fluctuations of voltage between parts of the cerebral cortex that are detectable with an electroencephalograph
neurophysiology - the branch of neuroscience that studies the physiology of the nervous system
alpha rhythm, alpha wave - the normal brainwave in the electroencephalogram of a person who is awake but relaxed; occurs with a frequency of 8-12 hertz
beta rhythm, beta wave - the normal brainwave in the encephalogram of a person who is awake and alert; occurs with a frequency between 12 and 30 hertz
bioelectricity - electric phenomena in animals or plants
delta rhythm, delta wave - the normal brainwave in the encephalogram of a person in deep dreamless sleep; occurs with high voltage and low frequency (1 to 4 hertz)
theta rhythm, theta wave - the normal brainwave in the encephalogram of a person who is awake but relaxed and drowsy; occurs with low frequency and low amplitude
2.brainwave - the clear (and often sudden) understanding of a complex situationbrainwave - the clear (and often sudden) understanding of a complex situation
discernment, savvy, understanding, apprehension - the cognitive condition of someone who understands; "he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect"
light - mental understanding as an enlightening experience; "he finally saw the light"; "can you shed light on this problem?"
revelation - an enlightening or astonishing disclosure
breakthrough, find, discovery - a productive insight
flash - a sudden brilliant understanding; "he had a flash of intuition"

brainwave

noun idea, thought, wheeze, bright idea, stroke of genius In 1980 she had a brainwave that changed her life.
Translations
فكره بارعه، موجه دماغيه
náhlý nápad
lys idé
hirtelen jó ötlet
innblástur
náhla myšlienka
esinparlak fikir

brainwave

[ˈbreɪnweɪv] N
1. (Brit) → idea f luminosa, idea f genial
2. brainwaves (Med) → ondas fpl cerebrales

brainwave

[ˈbreɪnweɪv] n (British)idée f de génie

brainwave

[ˈbreɪnˌweɪv] n (fam) → idea brillante, lampo di genio

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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