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The process of using your mind to consider something carefully.  Synonyms: intellection, mentation, thinking, thought, thought process.  "She paused for thought"

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"Cerebration" Quotes from Famous Books

... soon as I opened my eyes; it made me jump out of my bed with the movement of a man who remembers that he has left the house door ajar or a candle burning under a shelf. Was I still in time to save my goods? That question was in my heart; for what had now come to pass was that in the unconscious cerebration of sleep I had swung back to a passionate appreciation of Miss Bordereau's papers. They were now more precious than ever, and a kind of ferocity had come into my desire to possess them. The condition Miss Tita had attached to the possession of them no longer appeared ...
— The Aspern Papers • Henry James

... they were a century ago; they were more common in Handel's day than in Mozart's; they are almost as common in our day as they were in Handel's, but now we explain them as being the products of "unconscious cerebration," whereas in the eighteenth century they were frank borrowings in which there was no moral obliquity; for originality then lay as much in treatment as in thematic invention, if ...
— A Book of Operas - Their Histories, Their Plots, and Their Music • Henry Edward Krehbiel

... laugh—not a mocking laugh, but the laugh of a happy child who is perfectly at her ease. "Didn't you?" she said. "Then it was a case of what you Doctors call 'unconscious cerebration'?" ...
— Sylvie and Bruno • Lewis Carroll

... calumny, capillary, captious, cardinal, carnal, carnivorous, castigate, cataclysm, catastrophe, category, causality, cavernous, celebrity, celibacy, censorious, ceramics, cerebration, certitude, cessation, charlatan, chimerical, chronology, circuitous, circumlocution, citation, clandestine, clarify, clemency, coadjutor, coagulate, coalesce, coercion, cogency, cognizant, cohesion, coincidence, ...
— The Century Vocabulary Builder • Creever & Bachelor

... for fifty yards after he had been shot through the head. The seat of the nerves that direct automatic motion is not in the brain, but appears to be in the body, near the spine. When it is not injured, what used to be called unconscious cerebration may continue for several seconds after death. Similarly, bodily habits, like feeling hunger or being insensible to it, appear to have their origin in those ganglions and not in any sort of thought. Consequently, thought alone, without a strong ...
— The White Sister • F. Marion Crawford

... the unromantic neighbourhood of the Marble Arch, and under circumstances that altogether remove them from the category of the miraculous? England will take a good deal of convincing on this subject, which is evidently one that no amount of 'involuntary muscular action,' or 'unconscious cerebration,' will cover. What if the good old-fashioned ghost be a reality after all, and Cock Lane no region of ...
— Mystic London: - or, Phases of occult life in the metropolis • Charles Maurice Davies

Words linked to "Cerebration" :   ideation, planning, mysticism, provision, problem solving, thread, consideration, convergent thinking, mental synthesis, out-of-the-box thinking, intellection, abstract thought, line of thought, logical thinking, free association, higher cognitive process, reasoning, thought, thought process, train of thought, thinking, divergent thinking, mentation, preparation, construction, excogitation, explanation, cerebrate

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