Brainwave - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈbreɪnweɪv|  American pronunciation of the word brainwave
Brit.  |ˈbreɪnweɪv|  British pronunciation of the word brainwave

noun

- (neurophysiology) rapid fluctuations of voltage between parts of the cerebral cortex that are detectable with an electroencephalograph
- the clear (and often sudden) understanding of a complex situation (syn: brainstorm, insight)

Examples

I've had a brainwave! Let's go this weekend instead.

Word forms

noun
singular: brainwave
plural: brainwaves
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