brain·​pow·​er | \ ˈbrān-ˌpau̇(-ə)r How to pronounce brainpower (audio) \

Definition of brainpower

1 : intellectual ability
2 : people with developed intellectual ability

Examples of brainpower in a Sentence

The brainpower of the staff constitutes the company's greatest asset. The product is supposed to boost your brainpower. The company is increasing efforts to recruit scientific brainpower.
Recent Examples on the Web No matter how your business chooses to respond to RFPs, building a response library takes time and brainpower. Maurice Harary, Forbes, 29 Sep. 2021 As scores of Silicon Valley tech workers relocate to Tahoe, community leaders hope to channel that influx of brainpower to create new, lasting job opportunities for locals. Gregory Thomas, San Francisco Chronicle, 8 June 2022 And maybe that’s enough brainpower to make the offense go. Globe Staff,, 8 June 2022 That brainpower can be mustered with open source systems. Amit Ronen, Forbes, 1 June 2022 That moment provides a brief shred of human drama in what’s otherwise a film fueled more by adrenaline than brainpower. Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter, 22 May 2022 Because visual information accounts for 30 percent of brainpower, the simple act of closing your eyes can create a sense of calm. John Brandon, Forbes, 19 May 2022 Jets still scream and muscles still gleam in the ridiculous and often ridiculously entertaining sequel, though in several respects, the movie evinces — and rewards — an unusual investment of brainpower, writes film critic Justin Chang. Laura Blasey, Los Angeles Times, 13 May 2022 Faced with a simple matching task, worrywarts were thinking slower than their more Covid-unconcerned peers; the psychologists theorized that their stress was, essentially, hogging background brainpower. Lila Thulin, Smithsonian Magazine, 10 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of brainpower

1832, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Brainpower.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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