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  • n  (neurophysiology) rapid fluctuations of voltage between parts of the cerebral cortex that are detectable with an electroencephalograph
  • n  the clear (and often sudden) understanding of a complex situation

  • The 18th century Jewish philosopher Moses Mendelsohn noted that were it not for Augustine's "lovely brainwave, we would have been exterminated long ago.
  • The "brainwave machine" (electroencephalograph, to doctors) is now used mainly after people get seriously ill and doctors have to find out what's wrong.
  • And what did the Mauritian government name its brainwave? The Integrated Resort Scheme or irs.

  • Hilary Swank in San Francisco Chronicle
    Swank says, "This is my Aloe C, which I dissolve in water. Here's my flax. This one's for my immune system, and this one is my BrainWave -- it's great, like if I have a lot of lines to memorize. I just took my most important ones, which are my Oz...
  • Karan Johar in
    The adaptation of 'Stepmom' is ready for release in October, but we haven't titled it yet. We are hoping we have a brainwave of a title soon,said Karan.
  • Victoria Wood in
    I wanted to write a musical and it was like a brainwave when I thought 'Why not make it about Acorn Antiques?'said Wood, speaking at a press conference at the Theatre Royal in London yesterday. "It was a way of writing a musical. I didn't...

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