Definition of brainwave in English:

brainwave

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Pronunciation: /ˈbreɪnweɪv
 
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noun

1 (usually brainwaves) An electrical impulse in the brain: there were systematic changes in brainwaves with sleep [as modifier]: the machine records brainwave patterns
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  • They hooked me up to an ambulatory EEG, a recent technology that can record brainwaves for three days and nights.
  • An individual's capacity for such visual working memory can be predicted by his or her brainwaves, researchers funded by the NIH's National Institute of Mental Health have discovered.
  • My first specific criticism occurred in Chapter One, when the authors describe their own research regarding brainwaves of clients during hypnosis, counseling, or a control situation.
2 [usually in singular] informal A sudden clever idea: then he had a brainwave
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  • I was fingering my car keys, wondering if my perverse appetite would last all the way to Tesco's and back, when I had a sudden brainwave.
  • Anyway, as she went on and got more and more into it, I had a sudden brainwave.
  • Those words hit Rick like stones, a brainwave and an idea quickly ensued.

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