: produced or arrived at through mental effort and especially through careful and thorough consideration
a thought-out plan

Examples of thought-out in a Sentence

a well thought-out plan for the state to make better use of alternative energy sources
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Word History

First Known Use

1833, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of thought-out was in 1833

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“Thought-out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thought-out. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


: produced or arrived at through careful and thorough consideration
a well thought-out plan
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