brain wave ExamplesWord Origin noun
- Usually brain waves. Medicine/Medical. electrical potentials or impulses given off by brain tissue.Compare , , .
- Informal. a sudden idea or inspiration; brainstorm.
Origin of brain wave First recorded in 1865–70 Examples from the Web for brainwave Historical Examples of brainwave
“It was a sort of second-sight—what they call a brainwave,” Nick smiled.
Thought exchange by “brainwave” is wonderful, even if we still need a little speech as auxiliary.
British Dictionary definitions for brainwave brainwave noun
- informal a sudden inspiration or ideaAlso called: brainstorm
brain wave noun
- any of the fluctuations of electrical potential in the brain as represented on an electroencephalogram. They vary in frequency from 1 to 30 hertzSee also , ,
brainwave in Medicine brain wave n.
- A rhythmic fluctuation of electric potential between parts of the brain, as seen on an electroencephalogram.