- brainwaves1) N-COUNT If you have a brainwave, you suddenly have a clever idea. [BRIT](in AM, usually use brainstorm)
In 1980 she had a brainwave that changed her life.2) N-PLURAL Brainwaves are electrical signals produced by the brain which can be recorded and measured.
His brainwaves were constantly monitored.
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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 — 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 … 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