brainwave

UK [ˈbreɪnˌweɪv] / US noun [countable]
Word forms "brainwave":
singular brainwave plural brainwaves
1) biology an electrical signal sent by your brain that can be recorded and measured
2) British a sudden very good idea

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  • brainwave — rain wave (br[=a]n w[=a]v), n. 1. rapid fluctuations of voltage between parts of the brain. Syn: brain wave, cortical potential. [WordNet 1.5] 2. the clear (and often sudden) understanding of a complex situation. Syn: insight, brainstorm.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brainwave — ► NOUN 1) an electrical impulse in the brain. 2) informal a sudden clever idea …   English terms dictionary

  • brainwave — [[t]bre͟ɪnweɪv[/t]] brainwaves 1) N COUNT If you have a brainwave, you suddenly have a clever idea. [BRIT] In 1980 she had a brainwave that changed her life. (in AM, usually use brainstorm) 2) N PLURAL Brainwaves are electrical signals produced… …   English dictionary

  • brainwave — brain|wave [ˈbreınweıv] n 1.) BrE a sudden clever idea American Equivalent: brainstorm ▪ I ve had a brainwave! Let s go this weekend instead. 2.) an electrical force that is produced by the brain and that can be measured …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • brainwave — noun (C) 1 BrE a sudden clever idea; brainstorm AmE: I ve had a brainwave! Let s go this weekend instead. 2 an electrical force that is produced by the brain and that can be measured …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Brainwave — …   Википедия

  • brainwave — brain wave n. 1. A rhythmic fluctuation of electric potential between parts of the brain, as seen on an electroencephalogram. 2. Informal. A sudden inspiration. * * * …   Universalium

  • brainwave — noun a) Any of many rhythmic fluctuations of electric potential between parts of the brain, especially those seen on an electroencephalogram b) A sudden idea, understanding, or inspiration; a …   Wiktionary

  • brainwave — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Informal. A sudden exciting thought: brainstorm, inspiration. See THOUGHTS …   English dictionary for students

  • brainwave — brain|wave [ breın,weıv ] noun count 1. ) an electrical signal sent by your brain that can be recorded and measured 2. ) BRITISH a BRAINSTORM …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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