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brainchild

or brain-child, brain child

[breyn-chahyld]
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noun, plural brain·chil·dren.
  1. a product of one's creative work or thought.
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Origin of brainchild

First recorded in 1880–85; brain + child
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productcreationdiscoveryideacontrivanceinnovationinspirationplan

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  • It was obviously impossible to try to move the Brainchild a hundred miles.

    Unwise Child

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • The Brainchild lifted from Antarctica at exactly 2100 hours, Greenwich time.

    Unwise Child

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • The Brainchild will be left there and, presumably, dismantled.

    Unwise Child

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • The Brainchild had been built too fast, and in too unorthodox a manner.

    Unwise Child

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • The Brainchild had reacted, but the exposure to the field had been too short to hurt her.

    Unwise Child

    Gordon Randall Garrett


British Dictionary definitions for brainchild

brainchild

noun plural -children
  1. informal an idea or plan produced by creative thought; invention
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