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Human Brain, Noun-definition 1

Etymology

Middle English, derived from Old English braegen and lang-ang

Pronunciation

Noun

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Singular
brain

Plural
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  1. The control center of the central nervous system of an animal located in the skull which is responsible for perception, cognition, attention, memory, emotion, and action.
  2. An intelligent person.
    He was a total brain.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A person who provides the intelligence required for something.
    The brains behind the scheme
  4. (in plural brains) Intellect.
    He has a lot of brains.
  5. By analogy with a human brain, the part of a machine or computer that performs calculations.
    The computer's brain is capable of millions of calculations a second.

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Verb

Infinitive
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Past participle
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Present participle
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to brain (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To strike (someone) on the head.
  2. (transitive) To kill (a person) by smashing that person's skull.

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