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Tuesday, October 14, 2003

Definitions for cerebration

  1. The act or product of thinking; the use of the power of reason; mental activity; thought.

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Citations for cerebration
Generally, to the 2 1/2-year-old apple of her parents' eye, who bravely negotiates her ABC's, the recitation must seem, if anything other than pure nonsense, more like a physical task -- like rafting a river or running a steeplechase -- than cerebration. Daniel Menaker, New York Times
Celebration of cerebration is not what the public wants. Indeed, the opposite is probably true. We are suspicious of excessive smartness. David R. Slavitt, New York Times
Origin of cerebration
Cerebration is ultimately derived from Latin cerebrum, "brain." The related verb cerebrate means "to use the power of reason; to think."