Definition of Brain wave

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

Exact synonyms: Brainwave, 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

Definition of Brain wave

1. Noun. (alternative form of brainwave) ¹

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Medical Definition of Brain wave

1. Colloquialism for electroencephalogram. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Brain Wave

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Literary usage of Brain wave

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Spiritual Magazine (1875)
"I can hardly conceive of anything more absurd than the term brain-wave, ... Now what sort of explanation does this brain-wave theory afford us ? ..."

2. Trends in Japanese Textile Technology by John E. Berkowitch (2000)
"... visual and tactile preferences for fabrics, and ultimately brain-wave patterns, with fluctuations in the periodicity of their surface irregularities. ..."

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