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brainpower

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noun brain·pow·er \-ˌpau̇(-ə)r\

Simple Definition of brainpower

  • : the ability to think intelligently

  • : people who are very intelligent

Full Definition of brainpower

  1. 1 :  intellectual ability

  2. 2 :  people with developed intellectual ability

Examples of brainpower

  1. The brainpower of the staff constitutes the company's greatest asset.

  2. The product is supposed to boost your brainpower.

  3. The company is increasing efforts to recruit scientific brainpower.



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