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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.
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brain drain

n
(Sociology) informal the emigration of scientists, technologists, academics, etc, for better pay, equipment, or conditions
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brain′ drain`


n.
a loss of trained professional personnel to another company, nation, etc., that offers greater opportunity.
[1960–65]
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brain drain

- The emigration of highly trained or intelligent people from a country or other place.
See also related terms for trained.
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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"
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Translations
هجرة العقول، رحيل العلماء
únik mozků
forskerflugthjerneflugt
agyelszívástudóscsábítás
únik mozgov

brain drain

nfuga di cervelli
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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.
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Moses, who noted brain-drain could be discouraged in the country, only if the government m do the needful, particularly in the area of health sector, saying leaving the country to seek greener pasture outside Nigeria, was not a good development for the health sector of Nigeria.
Skilled labor migration from developing countries: An assessment of brain-drain from Ethiopia.
He said that more opportunities would also help tackle the issue of brain-drain. The minister said that good transport system always played an important role in boosting of trade and economic activities therefore special attention is being given to this sector.
He said that the money would be used to reverse brain-drain and catch up with the dominant US and Chinese tech giants.
Mobility of skilled labor in transition economies: The perspectives from brain-drain, brain-waist, brain circulation and brain gain.
ALMOST one million EU nationals currently working in the UK are considering leaving the country in a potential "Brexit brain-drain", according to a new survey.
In the developed countries, the issue of "brain-drain" has been a topic of research in the field of the dependency theory " in the context of the examination of the losses in the under-developed societies in relation to those states which are economically and socially developed" (Otovescu, 2008: 115)
LAHORE -- Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) Thursday called for taking the issue of brain-drain seriously as it is not just an issue of people shifting but actually a loss of technically skilled human resources to the country.
"The bill also aims to arrest the brain-drain problem in the agency by increasing the basic pay, allowances and other benefits of its workers," he added.
By Tesfa-Alem Tekle November 25, 2011 (ADDIS ABABA) -- Ethiopia and other sub-Saharan African countries are amongst the worst hit in a brain-drain, seeing mass migration of skilled professional and subjecting countries to a massive economic loss, a new study released on Friday reveals.
The influx of foreign nurses (brain-drain) has serious ramifications that should be explored fully.