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thinking

noun

Definition of thinking

1 :the action of using one's mind to produce thoughts
2 a :opinion, judgment
  • I'd like to know your thinking on this
b :thought that is characteristic (as of a period, group, or person)
  • the current student thinking on fraternities

Examples of thinking in a Sentence

  1. Form your own opinions: don't let others do your thinking for you!

  2. I've been doing some thinking about this, and I don't think you're right after all.

  3. The school's curriculum encourages independent thinking.

  4. A piece of quick thinking got us out of trouble.

  5. I'd like to know your thinking on this.

  6. What is the current thinking on the subject?

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First Known Use of thinking

14th century


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thinking

adjective

Definition of thinking

:marked by use of the intellect :rational
  • thinking citizens

thinkingly

adverb

thinkingness

noun

Examples of thinking in a Sentence

  1. Chess is a thinking man's game.

  2. it's surprising to find thinking people who believe such nonsense

Recent Examples of thinking from the Web

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First Known Use of thinking

1674



THINKING Defined for English Language Learners

thinking

noun

Definition of thinking for English Language Learners

  • : the action of using your mind to produce ideas, decisions, memories, etc. : the activity of thinking about something

  • : opinion or judgment

  • : a way of thinking that is characteristic of a particular group, time period, etc.


thinking

adjective

Definition of thinking for English Language Learners

  • : able to think intelligently about complicated things



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