cerebration

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cerebrum (brain) + -ation.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sɛɹɪˈbɹeɪʃən/

Noun[edit]

cerebration (countable and uncountable, plural cerebrations)

  1. The act of cerebrating; thinking, mental activity.
    • 1902, William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience, Folio Society 2008, p. 177:
      Dr Carpenter first, unless I am mistaken, introduced the term ‘unconscious cerebration’, which has since then been a popular phrase of explanation.
    • 2009 January 25, Lee Siegel, “No Exit”, New York Times:
      Duncan himself, however, seems to have alpine cerebrations embedded in his very molecules.

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