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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
únik mozgov

brain drain

nfuga di cervelli

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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The policy of the Government, aimed to promote economic upturn and to improve the welfare of citizens, is pursued to settle a number of pressing issues, in particular brain drain.
This is why the Global Compact must ensure that human resource investments constitute a brain gain with positive dividends for the migrants as opposed to a brain drain from which the host country will benefit against the country of origin".
The central bank is going through a period of expansion - we are expanding by about 5 percent a year - so we can handle the brain drain by over-hiring.
KARACHI -- Brain drain from developing countries towards the developed world is a gift of globalisation.
This phenomenon is commonly referred to as brain drain.
The last part of the article highlights the situation in Romania, showing the evolution and consequences of the "brain drain" by using the inquiry investigation technique, based on the questionnaire, applied to 250 of inhabitants of Craiova, thus aiming to analyse the perception on the brain drain phenomenon.
Our educated and talented youth is our valuable asset we are rapidly losing out due to brain drain phenomenon.
Some of the main findings are: 1) the impact of brain drain m on institutional quality is U-shaped, with a maximum at m = 0; 2) the institutional impact of human capital h is U-shaped; 3) the likelihood that institutions will improve with m (h) is inversely related to international (domestic) inequality.
The House adopted another resolution urging the government to stop brain drain from the country.
Diaspora option can be used as a strategy to reverse and prevent the harmful effects of medical brain drain through brain gain and brain circulation.
Surgeon migration between developing countries and the Unites States: train, retain and gain from brain drain.
Summary: At a time when brain drain poses one of Lebanon's biggest social and economic threats, Hyundai called on local tech entrepreneurs and innovators to participate in a first-of-its-kind startup competition that would spur a wave of brain gain.