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thought

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1 a careful weighing of the reasons for or against something
  • I'll give your request some thought and then let you know what my decision is.
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2 something imagined or pictured in the mind
  • I just had a thought: what if we both pitched in and bought him one big present instead of two smaller presents for his birthday?
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idea, concept, conception, thought, notion, impression mean what exists in the mind as a representation (as of something comprehended) or as a formulation (as of a plan). idea may apply to a mental image or formulation of something seen or known or imagined, to a pure abstraction, or to something assumed or vaguely sensed.
    • innovative ideas
    • my idea of paradise
concept may apply to the idea formed by consideration of instances of a species or genus or, more broadly, to any idea of what a thing ought to be.
    • a society with no concept of private property
conception is often interchangeable with concept; it may stress the process of imagining or formulating rather than the result.
    • our changing conception of what constitutes art
thought is likely to suggest the result of reflecting, reasoning, or meditating rather than of imagining.
    • commit your thoughts to paper
notion suggests an idea not much resolved by analysis or reflection and may suggest the capricious or accidental.
    • you have the oddest notions
impression applies to an idea or notion resulting immediately from some stimulation of the senses.
    • the first impression is of soaring height


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