Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An original idea or plan attributed to a person or group.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A creation, original idea, or innovation, usually used to indicate the originators

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a product of one's creative thinking and work.

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

  • n. a product of your creative thinking and work

Etymologies

From brain +‎ child (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In addition to that, Haugh's "Tractorri" - that's what he calls his brainchild - also comes with the Gallardo's E-gear sequential automatic transmission and its all-wheel drive system.

    Top Speed

  • Popgadget: If you are a digger for gizmos with small form factors, this first brainchild from the Korean company

    CoolBusinessIdeas.com

  • Mr. Self’s brainchild is called the Variable Gantry Mount, and for those of you who like to shoot at long range, it can save you a lot of aggravation and money.

    Uncategorized Blog Posts

  • Her biggest brainchild is a “rapid-response unit,” which operates much like a political campaign’s war room.

    Ears Wide Shut

  • His brainchild is the so-called Newspaper Revitalization Act, which would allow ne…

    Killing innovation with kindness: The Newspaper Revitalization Act » Nieman Journalism Lab

  • In honor of this novelty, Kinsley has dubbed his brainchild Slate, "" as in blank, '' he explains.

    Sheafless In Seattle: Will This Cyber Mag Fly?

  • Can't name the brainchild of Wightman, an early-20th-century U.S.

    USATODAY.com - Four decades later, Fed Cup not a smash hit yet

  • By analogy with the acronym that produces the word laser, they dubbed their brainchild "surface plasmon amplification by the stimulated emission of radiation" - spaser - and published a paper about it (

    New Scientist - Online News

  • Six decades later their brainchild was the rage of Paris.

    206 BONES

  • Pusey called his brainchild "flexibles" quite possibly because, unlike their predecessors, which smokers carried in silhouette-marring match safes, they slid into a dandy's pocket with nary a bump.

    NYT > Home Page

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