Definition of Brainwave

1. Noun. (neurophysiology) rapid fluctuations of voltage between parts of the cerebral cortex that are detectable with an electroencephalograph.

Exact synonyms: Brain Wave, Cortical Potential
Category relationships: Neurophysiology
Specialized synonyms: Alpha Rhythm, Alpha Wave, Beta Rhythm, Beta Wave, Delta Rhythm, Delta Wave, Theta Rhythm, Theta Wave
Generic synonyms: Bioelectricity



2. Noun. The clear (and often sudden) understanding of a complex situation.
Exact synonyms: Brainstorm, Insight
Generic synonyms: Apprehension, Discernment, Savvy, Understanding
Specialized synonyms: Light, Revelation, Breakthrough, Discovery, Find, Flash
Derivative terms: Brainstorm

Definition of Brainwave

1. Noun. Any of many rhythmic fluctuations of electric potential between parts of the brain, especially those seen on an electroencephalogram ¹

2. Noun. A sudden idea, understanding, or inspiration; a brainstorm ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Brainwave

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1. Radiant Healing: The Many Paths to Personal Harmony and Planetary Wholeness by Bellamy Isabel, Isabel Bellamy, Donald MacLean, Maclean Donald (2005)
"The healer attains the Theta brainwave state by mentally 'going up' some 20 or 30 metres above her body. And in that place, commonly with eyes rolled upward ..."

2. Norway by Martin Gostelow (2002)
"The brainwave of August Kriegsman Gran, the national steamship advisor, the service began in July 1 893. ..."

3. Capital (1888)
"But it was not long before someone had the Plus Two brainwave—ten years in school and three years ..."

4. The Creative City by Charles Landry, Franco Bianchini (1995)
"Then they had a brainwave. Since the weather is even worse in Iceland, the board decided to market Glasgow to Icelanders as a kind of Riviera. ..."

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