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An idea or invention which is considered to be a particular person's creation:‘the statue is the brainchild of a local landscape artist’
innovation, origination, creation, design, contraption, contrivance, construction, device, gadget, apparatus, machineView synonyms
- ‘Almost all the steps he announced were the brainchild of the NDA government.’
- ‘Note that the League was the brainchild of Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States.’
- ‘Was this the brainchild of ironic liberal bureaucrats at the Treasury Department?’
- ‘Although they're the brainchildren of an Italian-born designer, they're all-American products, designed and built in the U.S.’
- ‘A brainchild of the Institute of Directors it was established to improve and sharpen the business skills of executives.’
- ‘It is the brainchild of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.’
- ‘There was a woman who had to sell her brainchild - baby shampoo - to Tesco.’
- ‘The collection was the brainchild of staff who work in the perfumery department at the Castle Square department store.’
- ‘The Academy was the brainchild of The Society of Authors, the professional body that represents writers.’
- ‘However, as the idea is the brainchild of the council's new chairman, it is likely to receive the board's backing.’
- ‘The modern boxing glove was invented in 1743, the brainchild of Englishman Jack Broughton.’
- ‘The scheme was the brainchild of Bradford Chamber of Commerce, which was working to find way of supporting new enterprise.’
- ‘This grand design is the brainchild of the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust.’
- ‘The idea was the brainchild of a Dutch company which is currently filming a documentary in Montserrat.’
- ‘The festival, the brainchild of Mr Adams, is now in its seventh year.’
- ‘Creative Commons is the brainchild of cyberlaw and intellectual property experts in the United States.’
- ‘The theme behind his brainchildren became ‘Good design will not be overruled by bookkeeping,’ and in the years since, there's been no looking back.’
- ‘The project is the brainchild of East Lancs into Employment, a Harle Syke-based jobs company.’
- ‘Merge-Matic Books is actually the brainchild of The Washington Post.’
- ‘As the Olympic Games return to the land of their birth, a revival of the ancient Greeks' other brainchildren seems to be at hand as well.’
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