Brainpower



intellectual capacity; mental ability.
people with superior mental abilities:
an emergency medical conference of all available brainpower.
Contemporary Examples

The New Activism Tom Watson November 4, 2009
Rachel Maddow Seizes Her Moment at Post-Keith Olbermann MSNBC Howard Kurtz February 26, 2011
The Crisis We Forgot Tony Blair March 2, 2009
Voting For Yair Lapid, Israel’s Maimonides Rabbi Daniel Landes February 3, 2013

Historical Examples

Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to 2006 Various
The Boy and the Sunday School John L. Alexander
Beacon Lights of History, Volume XI John Lord

noun
intelligence; mental ability

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