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Definitions for cerebral
səˈri brəl, ˈsɛr ə-cere·bral

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cerebral, intellectual(adj)

    involving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct

    "a cerebral approach to the problem"; "cerebral drama"

  2. cerebral(adj)

    of or relating to the cerebrum or brain

    "cerebral hemisphere"; "cerebral activity"


  1. cerebral(Adjective)

    Of, or relating to the brain or cerebral cortex of the brain.

    Etymology: From cérébral, from cerebrum.

  2. cerebral(Adjective)

    Intellectual rather than emotional.

    Etymology: From cérébral, from cerebrum.

  3. cerebral(Adjective)


    Etymology: From cérébral, from cerebrum.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cerebral(adj)

    of or pertaining to the cerebrum

    Etymology: [L. cerebrum brain; akin to Gr. ka`ra head: cf. F. crbral. See Cheer.]

  2. Cerebral(noun)

    one of a class of lingual consonants in the East Indian languages. See Lingual, n

    Etymology: [L. cerebrum brain; akin to Gr. ka`ra head: cf. F. crbral. See Cheer.]

Editors Contribution

  1. cerebral

    Relating to the cerebrum.

    The cerebral cortex is in brain of a human being.

    Submitted by MaryC on September 6, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cerebral in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cerebral in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of cerebral in a Sentence

  1. Priyanka Chopra:

    But I like to be pursued and wooed. And if he’s not cerebral, if he’s not smart and cannot engage me, then it cannot happen. That’s the biggest, most important thing for me. I’m very mushy, I love romance. the only problem is, I don’t know who I’ll do it with.

  2. Kevin Hrusovsky:

    Nobody thought that many of the proteins or bio markers that affect the brain would even be in blood. It was thought, basically, that those proteins and those markers would only be in the brain in the spinal fluid, but what we’ve learned is that a small amount of the spinal fluid, the cerebral spinal fluid, actually leaks into the blood through the blood brain barrier and because our technology can detect things that are so minute in blood, we can test what’s going on in the brain.

  3. Joanne Kurtzberg:

    I feel more confident now because of our (cerebral palsy) study, which preceded this study and does show benefits.

  4. Rateb Samour:

    I am treating serious and chronic diseases which have no cure in regular medicine, I have achieved excellent results, we speak about chondritis in the neck and spine, migraine, loss of hair, alopecia areata, skin diseases, cerebral palsy, autism and cancer.

  5. Ben Carson:

    There are two different Donald Trumps: there's the one you see on the stage and there's the one who's very cerebral, sits there and considers things very carefully.

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    making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances
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