[[t]se̱rɪbrəl, AM səri͟ːbrəl[/t]]
1) ADJ-GRADED If you describe someone or something as cerebral, you mean that they are intellectual rather than emotional. [FORMAL]

Washington struck me as a precarious place from which to publish such a cerebral newspaper.

2) ADJ: ADJ n Cerebral means relating to the brain. [MEDICAL]

...a cerebral haemorrhage.

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  • cérébral — cérébral, ale, aux [ serebral, o ] adj. • av. 1615; lat. cerebrum 1 ♦ Anat. Qui a rapport au cerveau. Hémisphères cérébraux. Lobes cérébraux. Localisations cérébrales. Congestion, hémorragie cérébrale. 2 ♦ Relatif à l esprit, aux idées, à l… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • cerebral — CEREBRÁL, Ă, cerebrali, le adj. 1. Care aparţine creierului, privitor la creier şi la funcţiile lui. 2. Intelectual, raţional, mintal. Activitate cerebrală. 3. (Despre oameni; adesea substantivat) Care se conduce (uneori exagerând) numai după… …   Dicționar Român

  • cerebral — adjetivo 1. Del cerebro: actividad cerebral. circunvolución* cerebral. conmoción* cerebral. embolia cerebral. hemorragia cerebral. infarto cerebral. adjetivo,sustantivo masculino y femenino 1. Que actúa con inteligencia y sentido común, sin tener …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • cerebral — 1. adj. Perteneciente o relativo al cerebro. 2. Intelectual, en oposición a emocional, apasionado, vital, etc. Apl. a pers., u. t. c. s.) 3. Fon. cacuminal. ☛ V. circunvolución cerebral, conmoción cerebral, corteza cerebral, hemisferio cerebral,… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • cerebral — 1816, pertaining to the brain, from Fr. cérébral (16c.), from L. cerebrum the brain (also the understanding ), from PIE *keres , from root *ker top of the head. Meaning intellectual, clever is from 1929. Cerebral palsy identified 1860 by English… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Cerebral — may refer to: Cerebrum, part of the vertebrate central nervous system Retroflex consonant, also referred to as a cerebral consonant, a type of consonant sound used in some languages See also All pages with titles containing Cerebral This disambig …   Wikipedia

  • Cerebral — Cer e*bral, a. [L. cerebrum brain; akin to Gr. ka ra head: cf. F. c[ e]r[ e]bral. See {Cheer}.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the cerebrum. [1913 Webster] {Cerebral apoplexy}. See under {Apoplexy}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cerebral — relativo al cerebro; perteneciente al cerebro Diccionario ilustrado de Términos Médicos.. Alvaro Galiano. 2010. cerebral Relativo o perteneciente al cerebro. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones H …   Diccionario médico

  • cérébral — cérébral, ale (sé ré bral, bra l ) adj. 1°   Terme d anatomie. Qui appartient au cerveau. Artères cérébrales. Nerfs cérébraux. 2°   Terme de médecine. Qui affecte le cerveau. Maladies cérébrales. Symptômes cérébraux. Fièvre cérébrale, terme vague …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • cérébral — cérébral, e n. Intellectuel, penseur : C est un cérébral …   Dictionnaire du Français argotique et populaire

  • cerebral — [ser′ə brəl, sə rē′brəl] adj. [Fr cérébral < L cerebrum: see CEREBELLUM] 1. of the brain or the cerebrum 2. of, appealing to, or conceived by the intellect rather than the emotions; intellectual 3. Phonet. CACUMINAL n. Phonet. a cacuminal… …   English World dictionary

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