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Definition of "cerebral" []

  • Of or relating to the brain or cerebrum. (adjective)
  • Appealing to or requiring the use of the intellect; intellectual rather than emotional: "His approach is cerebral, analytical, cautious” ( Helen Dewar). (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cerebral" in a sentence
  • "a fact previously well observed, and nothing has occurred to dethrone the founder of cerebral science, Dr. Gall, who ranks immeasurably beyond all his contemporaries, and who prepared the way for the full development of Cerebral Psychology, resulting from the discovery of the _impressibility of the brain_, which has opened the entire realm of _cerebral psychology_, and through that has given us access to every realm of wisdom."
  • "When you use the term "cerebral" to describe David Cronenberg, its meaning can be applied in several ways."
  • "Daly City, California Al Khari, United Arab Emirates, Al Khari, UAE Santa Ana, California Knoxville, Tennessee Boston, Massachusetts Benalla www. The term cerebral palsy is not a specific diagnosis, but is generally applied to children who experience some form of brain trauma either at the time of birth or shortly before."