brain drain

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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

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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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Immediate measures need to be taken to stop brain drain or human capital flight, which is on the rise in Pakistan.
Oli on Monday pronounced 'job creation' as a priority at hand, urging the youth to become self-employed rather than opting to go abroad in order to control human capital flight in the nation.
Turkey's first brain drain, or human capital flight as it is sometimes known, started in the 1970s, when thousands of Turkish Kurds as well as leftists who came under all sorts of pressure from the then-military-led establishment found sanctuary in Europe.

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