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  • n. Any of many rhythmic fluctuations of electric potential between parts of the brain, especially those seen on an electroencephalogram
  • n. A sudden idea, understanding, or inspiration; a brainstorm

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. rapid fluctuations of voltage between parts of the brain.
  • n. the clear (and often sudden) understanding of a complex situation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A so-called telepathic vibration supposed to be concerned in the transference of a thought from one mind to another by other than physical means of communication.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (neurophysiology) rapid fluctuations of voltage between parts of the cerebral cortex that are detectable with an electroencephalograph
  • n. the clear (and often sudden) understanding of a complex situation
  • n. (neurophysiology) rapid fluctuations of voltage between parts of the cerebral cortex that are detectable with an electroencephalograph

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