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CEREBRAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does cerebral mean? 

CEREBRAL (adjective)
  The adjective CEREBRAL has 2 senses:

1. involving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct
2. of or relating to the cerebrum or brain

  Familiarity information: CEREBRAL used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CEREBRAL (adjective)


Sense 1cerebral [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Involving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct

Synonyms:

cerebral; intellectual

Context examples:

a cerebral approach to the problem / cerebral drama

Antonym:

emotional (determined or actuated by emotion rather than reason)


Sense 2cerebral [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or relating to the cerebrum or brain

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context examples:

cerebral hemisphere / cerebral activity

Pertainym:

cerebrum (anterior portion of the brain consisting of two hemispheres; dominant part of the brain in humans)


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