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Examples of brainiac in a Sentence
a techie who always has to have the latest gadget that the brainiacs in Silicon Valley have cooked up
Recent Examples of brainiac from the Web
This year, Amazon lifted the veil and invited a handful of reporters into Mr. Bezos’s brainiac pow-wow.
The shiny object was Charles Edward Kelly, a 49-year-old college football brainiac, who led the Oregon Ducks to a 46-7 record in his four seasons as head coach, including a BCS bowl appearance each year.
Mayim Bialik is super smart in real life too Bialik, whose character is a brainiac, got accepted to both Harvard and Yale.
Founded in 1985, the Qualcomm image is less a collection of swashbuckling capitalists looking to extend market share and more an assemblage of determined brainiacs looking to invent the next generation of mobile technology.
As those of us with Flavia-mania know from previous books, the plucky adolescent is terrifically entertaining — the world’s foremost brainiac/chemist/sleuth/busybody/smarty-pants.
Consider these: • The coach and offensive brainiac of the Rams, Sean McVay, is 31.
Also, Alabama benefits from NASA and the Army’s longstanding brainiac rocket hub in Huntsville.
The tall, dark, and handsome master of the universe; the harried brainiac husband; the overworked and underappreciated wife; the brash young rebel: Joe, Gordon, Donna, and Cameron were, for a while, little more than the sum of their parts.
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Did You Know?
As Superman fans know, "Brainiac" was the superintelligent villain in the Action Comics series and its spin-offs. You don't need x-ray vision to see the connection here - etymologists think Superman's brainy adversary was probably the inspiration for our term "brainiac." We didn't coin the term right away though. The comic-book series was launched in 1938, and the general use of "brainiac" was first recorded in print in 1982.
BRAINIAC Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of brainiac for English Language Learners
: a very intelligent person
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