- The definition of brain drain refers to a situation where all or the majority of intelligent, skilled or capable resources within a given field or geographic region leave the area because of various factors including lack of high paying jobs.
An example of brain drain is when almost all people who are highly educated but who live in a third-world country find jobs in the US and leave their home country.
Informal depletion of the intellectual or professional resources of a country, region, etc., esp. through emigration
The loss of skilled intellectual and technical labor through the movement of such labor to more favorable geographic, economic, or professional environments.
(plural brain drains)
- The migration of educated or talented people from less economically advanced areas to more economically advanced areas, especially to large cities or richer countries.
- brain gain