brain drain
noun Date: 1963 the departure of educated or professional people from one country, economic sector, or field for another usually for better pay or living conditions

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  • Brain-Drain — Brain|drain, Brain Drain [ breɪndreɪn ], der od. das; s [engl. brain drain, aus: brain = Gehirn u. drain = Abfluss(rohr)]: Abwanderung von Wissenschaftler[inne]n u. a. hoch qualifizierten Arbeitskräften ins Ausland, wodurch dem Abwanderungsland… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • brain drain — ˈbrain drain noun [uncountable] the movement of highly skilled or professional people from their own country to another country where they can earn more money : • Many of the country s top scientists have joined the brain drain to the US. * * *… …   Financial and business terms

  • Brain Drain — may refer to:*Brain drain, an emigration term * Brain Drain (album), a Ramones album *Brain Drain (comics), a Marvel Comics character *Brain Drain (Charmed episode), an episode of the WB television series Charmed …   Wikipedia

  • Brain Drain — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Brain Drain Álbum de Ramones Publicación mayo de 1989 Grabación diciembre de 198 …   Wikipedia Español

  • brain-drain — ● brain drain, brain drains nom masculin (anglais brain, cerveau, et drain, drainage) Synonyme de exode des cerveaux. ● brain drain, brain drains (synonymes) nom masculin (anglais brain, cerveau, et drain, drainage) Synonymes …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • brain drain — n the brain drain a movement of highly skilled or professional people from their own country to a country where they can earn more money …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • brain drain — When organisations or countries can pay higher salaries to attract talented people from poorer countries, there s a brain drain, a loss of talent …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • brain\ drain — [ brɛndrɛn ] n. m. • v. 1960; mot angl. amér. « drainage de cerveaux » ♦ Anglic. Recrutement à l étranger de cadres de valeur (ingénieurs, chercheurs...) au profit des États Unis (cf. Exode, fuite des cerveaux). Des brain drains …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • brain drain — [bʀɛndʀɛn] n. m. ÉTYM. V. 1960 1965; mot angl. des États Unis, « drainage de cerveaux ». ❖ ♦ Anglic. Recrutement à l étranger (drainage), au profit des États Unis, de cadres de valeur (ingénieurs, techniciens, chercheurs…) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • brain drain — brain ,drain noun singular INFORMAL a situation in which a country s most intelligent people, especially scientists, go to another country in order to make more money or to improve their living or working conditions …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • brain drain — (izg. brȇjn drȇjn) m DEFINICIJA sociol. odlazak školovanih ljudi i stručnjaka iz manje razvijenih zemalja u razvijenije; odljev mozgova, ekonomska emigracija ETIMOLOGIJA engl …   Hrvatski jezični portal

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