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[breyn-pou-er] /ˈbreɪnˌpaʊ ər/
intellectual capacity; mental ability.
people with superior mental abilities:
an emergency medical conference of all available brainpower.
Origin of brainpower
1875-80; brain + power Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But it isn't supposed to require any special talent, intelligence or brainpower.
  • Her abilities are limited because her total brainpower, compared to humans, is limited.
  • They suggest both are the result of natural selection for enhanced brainpower.
  • The pooled brainpower of this coterie produced a formidable engine of war.
  • We have become more efficient, you might say, at tapping our collective brainpower.
  • Silicon microprocessors provide the brainpower for today's computers and other electronic devices.
  • There hasn't been a whole lot of brainpower or innovation in the electric utility sector for the last several decades.
  • But brainpower is your primary weapon rather than quick reflexes.
  • The company's success is due to the deployment of lots of brainpower in a business generally seen as unexciting.
  • The brainpower on tap at the university itself is not always as useful.
British Dictionary definitions for brainpower


intelligence; mental ability
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