cerebral

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 [ˈsɛrɪbrəl] [səˈriːbrəl]



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
ce•re•bral /səˈribrəl, ˈsɛrə-/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. Anatomy, Zoology of or relating to the cerebrum:[before a noun]The cerebral cortex is involved with higher thinking processes.
  2. characterized by the use of the intellect and not by the feelings or intuition:Chess is a cerebral game.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
ce•re•bral  (sə rēbrəl, serə-),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. Anatomy, Zoologyof or pertaining to the cerebrum or the brain.
  2. betraying or characterized by the use of the intellect rather than intuition or instinct:His is a cerebral music that leaves many people cold.
  3. Phoneticsretroflex (def. 2).

n. 
  1. Phoneticsa cerebral sound.
ce•rebral•ly, adv. 
  • Neo-Latin cerebrālis. See cerebrum, -al1
  • 1795–1805


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

cerebral /ˈsɛrɪbrəl; US: səˈriːbrəl/ adj
  1. of or relating to the cerebrum or to the entire brain
  2. involving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct
  3. another word for cacuminal

ˈcerebrally adv



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