Definition of brainpower in US English:



  • Mental ability; intelligence.

    • ‘The relationship between human brainpower and robotic intelligence is to form the basis of a lecture at Swindon's De Vere Hotel.’
    • ‘This experience shows that anything is possible with some luck - and, of course, brainpower and wit.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Sherlock Holmes is not just the brainiest hero in British literature, he is the only one whose whole reason for existence is brainpower.’
    • ‘Something intellectual, to demonstrate your brainpower?’
    • ‘The total amount of brainpower focused on the problem will be less as a result.’
    • ‘In the decades following the first universal robots, I expect a second generation with mammallike brainpower and cognitive ability.’
    • ‘Mercury joining Mars in Leo brings extra brainpower to your creative drive and soul control over your emotions.’
    • ‘Mass labour markets are becoming less important for businesses that depend more on brainpower than elbow power.’
    • ‘Long, meandering excursions take your mind off sickness without using much brainpower.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Perhaps the question should not be how smart an individual of a species is but how smart our collective brainpower makes us.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Understand that the more brainpower that is applied to a problem, the better the solution.’
    • ‘As a matter of fact, according to the experts, the most important thing is not brute power but brainpower.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This requires a bit more brainpower, time, and ambition than I have today, but I think I will try to tinker with it soon.’
    • ‘Pupils at Lord Deramore's Primary School, in Heslington, are taking part in a project to boost their brainpower using good old Corporation pop.’
    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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