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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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In low income courtiers, political instability, civil strife, insecurity, inadequate social services and lack of educational opportunities for children, low salary, work overload, unsatisfactory working conditions and lack of facilities of professional development are leading causes of Brain Drain. According to Saad Shafqat and Anita Zaidi, many physicians wish to return but cannot find suitable jobs and attractive salary packages.
The spirit of "American Pie" and "Porky's" lives on in "Brain Drain 2," which features a gang of teenage misfits causing mayhem at Harvard U.
According to Edward Mills, chair of global health at the University of Ottawa, who led the study, the brain drain of trained health workers from poorer countries to richer ones exacerbates the problem of already weak health systems in low-income countries.
Ramesh said that the brain drain had been very frequent in India and other parts of the world and there was a need in its circulation.
The concept of the Brain Drain as it relates to the emigration of educated or economic elites of a nation has been studied since the period just before, during and after World War II, when highly educated Europeans fled Europe to North America and other parts of the developed world.
While speaking about Taiwan's brain drain last week, itinerant Kaohsiung Mayor and full-time Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu referred to migrant workers as "chickens."
An authority on banana industry warned that the country is facing a brain drain of people working in said industry, as the other neighboring countries are developing their own banana industries.
He made this known in a keynote address entitled 'Brain Drain and the Healthcare System in Nigeria: Challenges and Way Forward'.
The winning video on the topic of brain drain calling on BiH authorities to act with the message "We want to live in our country" has been chosen through a social media vote and jury deliberation as the best out of five videos done as part of the #E4U outreach project, carried out by the Office of the EU Special Representative (EUSR) in BiH for the third year in a row.
It is important for all relevant stakeholders to avoid further brain drain.
said the Philippines has a PNMI score of a contraction of 9 percent, with a brain drain of 16 percent and youth population loss of 13 percent.
Erol Rizaov in Nezavisen vesnik writes that the worry for a brain drain after the introduction of the new tax is best expressed by the Nobel winning author Ivo Andric, quoted these days on social networks: "The brain drain is not the problem, the problem is that only the idiots remain in the country".