Definition of brainpower in English:



mass noun
  • Mental ability; intelligence.

    ‘most humans use only a small fraction of their total useful brainpower’
    • ‘Mercury joining Mars in Leo brings extra brainpower to your creative drive and soul control over your emotions.’
    • ‘Pupils at Lord Deramore's Primary School, in Heslington, are taking part in a project to boost their brainpower using good old Corporation pop.’
    • ‘Mass labour markets are becoming less important for businesses that depend more on brainpower than elbow power.’
    • ‘He won by cunning and brainpower more than raw speed.’
    • ‘Unlike later models of fictional police, these supersleuths are in the great detective tradition, relying on brainpower not police power or firepower.’
    • ‘Long, meandering excursions take your mind off sickness without using much brainpower.’
    • ‘As a matter of fact, according to the experts, the most important thing is not brute power but brainpower.’
    • ‘The project aims to turn brainpower into big business by attracting new investment and selling Manchester as a city of ideas - a so-called Ideopolis.’
    • ‘Sherlock Holmes is not just the brainiest hero in British literature, he is the only one whose whole reason for existence is brainpower.’
    • ‘This requires a bit more brainpower, time, and ambition than I have today, but I think I will try to tinker with it soon.’
    • ‘Perhaps the question should not be how smart an individual of a species is but how smart our collective brainpower makes us.’
    • ‘The relationship between human brainpower and robotic intelligence is to form the basis of a lecture at Swindon's De Vere Hotel.’
    • ‘Understand that the more brainpower that is applied to a problem, the better the solution.’
    • ‘And to build up their study skills and confidence, all have been offered places on courses to stretch their brainpower or on outdoor activity sessions.’
    • ‘In the decades following the first universal robots, I expect a second generation with mammallike brainpower and cognitive ability.’
    • ‘The team will be heading to the Cambrian Mountains in Wales in June for the four-day event, which will test their strength, stamina and brainpower.’
    • ‘Again, the consumer must exercise some modicum of brainpower.’
    • ‘Something intellectual, to demonstrate your brainpower?’
    • ‘This experience shows that anything is possible with some luck - and, of course, brainpower and wit.’
    • ‘The total amount of brainpower focused on the problem will be less as a result.’
    intelligence, intellect, intellectual capacity, mental capacity, cleverness, wit, wits, powers of reasoning, reasoning, wisdom, sagacity, acumen, discernment, shrewdness, judgement, understanding, common sense, sense
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