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vestibular ‎(not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to a vestibule in a building.
    • 1861, A. J. B. Beresford Hope, The English Cathedral of the Nineteenth Century, page 158,
      [] while the outer world was fenced off by the interposed atrium or vestibular cloister, [] .
  2. Of or pertaining to a vestibule (body cavity).
  3. Of or pertaining to the vestibule of the inner ear, the vestibular system, the vestibular nerve, or the vestibular sense (vestibular impulses).
    • 1859, Erasmus Wilson, William H. Gobrecht, A System of human anatomy, general and special,
      Ampulla of the perpendicular semicircular canal, receiving a fasciculus from the superior branch of the vestibular nerve [] .
  4. (dentistry) Of or pertaining to the surface of a tooth that is directed outward toward the vestibule of the mouth, including the buccal and labial surfaces, and opposite the lingual (or oral) surface.


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vestibular ‎(plural vestibulars)

  1. A competitive examination used by Brazilian universities to select students.
    • 2002, Malika Hollander, Brazil: The People (page 23)
      Students usually complete high school when they are seventeen years old. If they want to go to college or university, they must pass a difficult test called the vestibular, which takes two or three days to write.




vestibular m (plural vestibulares)

  1. an admittance test for Brazilian universities


vestibular m, f ‎(plural vestibulares, comparable)

  1. (anatomy) vestibular (relating to the vestibule)