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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 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.
Brain-drain is a complex phenomenon that influences health care organizations from small municipalities to worldwide, large-scale national systems.
In this respect a brief description about the main reasons of Brain-Drain and possible measures to tackle this issue in Pakistan context has been given.
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