Definition of Thinking

1. Noun. The process of using your mind to consider something carefully. "She paused for thought"

2. Adjective. Endowed with the capacity to reason.
Exact synonyms: Intelligent, Reasoning
Similar to: Rational
Derivative terms: Intelligence

Definition of Thinking

1. a. Having the faculty of thought; cogitative; capable of a regular train of ideas; as, man is a thinking being.

2. n. The act of thinking; mode of thinking; imagination; cogitation; judgment.

Definition of Thinking

1. Noun. Gerund of think. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of think) ¹

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Definition of Thinking

1. an opinion or judgment [n -S]

Medical Definition of Thinking

1. Mental activity, not predominantly perceptual, by which one apprehends some aspect of an object or situation based on past learning and experience. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thinking

think twice
think up
think with one's other head
thinking (current term)
thinking cap
thinking distance
thinking distances
thinking man's crumpet
thinking through
thinking with one's little head

Literary usage of Thinking

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1. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke (1894)
"Sensation, Remembrance, Contemplation, &c., modes of thinking. CHAPTER XIX. OF THE MODES OF thinking. i. WHEN the mind turns its view inwards upon itself, ..."

2. Democracy and Education: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education by John Dewey (1916)
"thinking which is not connected with increase of efficiency in action, ... And skill obtained apart from thinking is not connected with any sense of the ..."

3. An essay concerning human understanding by John Locke (1838)
"thought) should be that eternal first-thinking Being. What certainty of knowledge can any one have that some perceptions, such as, v.ff. pleasure and pain, ..."

4. An essay concerning human understanding by John Locke (1823)
"than a contradiction to suppose matter (which is evidently in its own nature void of sense and thought) should be that eternal first-thinking Being. ..."

5. Childhood and Character: An Introduction to the Study of the Religious Life by Hugh Hartshorne (1919)
"thinking The Functional View of thinking. So far, we have been considering that phase of activity which can be seen. But there is another phase, ..."

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