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

Definition of brainpower

1 : intellectual ability
2 : people with developed intellectual ability

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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.
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Recent Examples on the Web Put these 7 micronutrient-rich foods for brainpower on your next grocery list. Nicole Clancy, Better Homes & Gardens, "7 of the Best Brain Foods to Improve Your Memory and Concentration," 25 June 2020 The changes can be confusing and excruciating — all that adult brainpower untempered by adult perspective and experience. Shannon Hale, New York Times, "Traumatized by Memories of Middle School? You Are Not Alone," 5 May 2020 While all prospects take the test, the scores of quarterbacks – due to the belief that the position requires more brainpower – tend to generate the most media interest. Joshua D. Pitts, The Conversation, "Can an intelligence test forecast which quarterback draft prospects will have NFL success?," 22 Apr. 2020 For challenging your brain: This book of puzzles Rather than zoning out in front of the TV, opt for something a little more engaging—and something that actually requires a little brainpower. Amanda Tarlton, USA TODAY, "50 things to make staying home easier while social distancing," 17 Mar. 2020 All my brainpower has to do with … life’s proliferating details. Benjamin Taylor, The Atlantic, "Being Friends With Philip Roth," 21 Apr. 2020 Thankfully, brainpower and research don’t require a crowd. al, "COVID-19 can’t stop Alabama History Day," 15 Apr. 2020 Now, some companies are tapping their storehouses of brainpower to do the same thing with medical equipment. Adam Beam, The Christian Science Monitor, "'We can do this': US engineers fix piles of broken ventilators," 2 Apr. 2020 First, more first-rate minds on the staff mean more creativity and brainpower into the facility. Jim Ayello, Indianapolis Star, "Insider: How and why Frank Reich re-imagined Colts offensive coaching staff," 26 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of brainpower

1832, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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2 Jul 2020

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“Brainpower.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of brainpower

: the ability to think intelligently
: people who are very intelligent

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