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brainwork

[ breyn-wurk ]
/ ˈbreɪnˌwɜrk /
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noun
work or effort consisting principally or largely of mental activity, thought, imagination, etc., as opposed to physical or manual work.
the effort of thought, reasoning, planning, or the like; ordered or directed thinking: Solving problems is a form of brainwork.
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Origin of brainwork

First recorded in 1835–45; brain + work
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