Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Exertion or action of the brain, conscious or unconscious.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Action of the brain, whether conscious or unconscious.

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  • noun The act of cerebrating; thinking, mental activity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the process of using your mind to consider something carefully

Etymologies

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From Latin cerebrum ("brain") + -ation.

Examples

  • Human cerebration is the most important rill we know of, and both the 'capacity' and the 'intensity' factor thereof may be treated as infinitesimal.

    Familiar Letters of William James III

  • And the theory which we have now before us sanctions the doctrine that it may be so regarded, if only we remember that its causal activity depends upon its identity with the obverse aspect known as cerebration, without which identity in apparent duality neither volition nor cerebration could be the cause which in fact they are.

    Mind and Motion and Monism

  • Indeed, they reduce themselves to these two principal propositions: for some the unconscious is a purely physiological activity, a "cerebration"; for others it is a gradual diminution of consciousness which exists without being bound to me -- i.e., to the principal consciousness.

    Essai sur l'imagination créatrice. English

  • The individual may appear entirely confident in what they are saying, speaking at length without pause, without displaying any deliberation, cerebration, contemplation or any other forms of thought whatsoever.

    GOP Mailer Likens John McCain To Hillary, Suggests Obama Is All About "Pretty Words"

  • The individual may appear entirely confident in what they are saying, speaking at length without pause, without displaying any deliberation, cerebration, contemplation or any other forms of thought whatsoever.

    GOP Mailer Likens John McCain To Hillary, Suggests Obama Is All About "Pretty Words"

  • The individual may appear entirely confident in what they are saying, speaking at length without pause, without displaying any deliberation, cerebration, contemplation or any other forms of thought whatsoever.

    Lieberman: I Respect Obama

  • The individual may appear entirely confident in what they are saying, speaking at length without pause, without displaying any deliberation, cerebration, contemplation or any other forms of thought whatsoever.

    McCain Communications Director Gave Reporters Incendiary Version Of "Carved B" Story Before Facts Were Known

  • The purity of language and the precedence of language over cerebration derives from his visual conception of words.

    The Puzzle Of Genius

  • Using computers traditionally has been associated with Mr. Spock-style cerebration, the ultimate kind of left-brain activity.

    Why We're Powerless

  • The ripple of power and cerebration outclassed any party political conference I have attended.

    Gordon Brown, Charlie Whelan and Me

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