cerebral Definition

  • 1related to the brain or intellect
  • 2appealing to or requiring the use of intellect; intellectual rather than emotional
  • 3characterized by the use of the intellect rather than intuition or instinct

Using cerebral: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "cerebral" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She has a cerebral approach to problem-solving.

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    The book is a cerebral exploration of the nature of consciousness.

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    The cerebral nature of the film made it difficult for some viewers to follow.

cerebral Synonyms and Antonyms

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Phrases with cerebral

  • a group of neurological disorders that affect movement and coordination, caused by damage to the brain during development


    The child was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at an early age.

  • the outer layer of the brain responsible for consciousness, perception, and voluntary movements


    The cerebral cortex is divided into four lobes: frontal, parietal, temporal, and occipital.

  • bleeding in the brain, often caused by a ruptured blood vessel


    The patient was rushed to the hospital after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage.

Origins of cerebral

from Latin 'cerebrum', meaning 'brain'


Summary: cerebral in Brief

The term 'cerebral' [suh-ree-bruhl] refers to things related to the brain or intellect, such as a 'cerebral approach to problem-solving.' It can also describe things that appeal to or require the use of intellect, like a 'cerebral exploration of the nature of consciousness.' 'Cerebral' implies the use of the intellect rather than intuition or instinct.

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