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think·ing

 (thĭng′kĭng)
n.
1. The act or practice of one that thinks; thought.
2. A way of reasoning; judgment: To my thinking, this is not a good idea.
adj.
Characterized by thought or thoughtfulness; rational: We are thinking animals.

thinking

(ˈθɪŋkɪŋ)
n
1. opinion or judgment
2. the process of thought
adj
3. (prenominal) using or capable of using intelligent thought: thinking people.
4. put on one's thinking cap to ponder a matter or problem

think•ing

(ˈθɪŋ kɪŋ)

adj.
1. rational; reasoning: Humans are thinking animals.
2. thoughtful; reflective: Any thinking person would approve.
n.
3. thought; judgment: clear thinking; present-day thinking on this issue.
[1250–1300]
think′ing•ly, adv.

Thinking


the process of separating a whole into its parts to discover their function, relationship, etc. See also logic; psychology.
loss or absence of the capacity to express thoughts or ideas by written, spoken, or gesticulated means.
1. the act of meditation or contemplation.
2. the faculty of thinking.
3. a thought; a design or plan. — cogitator, n.cogitative, adj.
relating to the operation of the mind through logical rather than intuitive thought processes; intellectual activity.
the capacity for, process of, or result of discursive thinking. — dianoetic, adj.
the act of digressing; wandering off the subject.
the process of deducing or inferring. — eductive, adj.
1. the state of having wandering and imaginative thoughts in order to escape from reality. — escapist, n., adj.
2. the practice of engaging in activities that enable one to avoid having to deal with reality, as the persistent attendance at science-fiction films, reading of fantasy literature, etc.
1. excessive concern for facts.
2. a theory or belief relying heavily on fact. — factualist, n.factualistic, adj.
Psychoanalysis. the unhampered and uncensored expression of ideas, impressions, etc., passing through the mind of the patiënt, used to permit access to the processes of the unconscious.
a state of dulled mental activity or decrease in the function of thought. Also called hypopsychosis.
hyponoia.
the process of forming ideas. — ideational, adj.
the process of inferring or deducing; also, that which is inferred or deduced. — illative, adj.
things or matters beyond measure or comprehension.
the process of searching or inquiring; an investigation, especially of an intellectual nature. — indagator, n.indagative, adj.
the state of being narrow-minded.
1. the exercise or use of the intellect.
2. a particular act or process of the intellect.
1. understanding solely through the intellect.
2. thinking. — noetic, adj.
the science of the laws of the mind. — nomologist, n.nomological, adj.
the process of darkening or obscuring so as to hinder ready analysis.
a system of mental development exercises.
Obsolete, consideration; careful thought over a matter.
1. the rational inquiry into the principles and truths of being, nature, knowledge, conduct, etc.
2. an individual set or system of principles and beliefs. — philosopher, n. — philosophic, philosophical, adj.
a mania for thinking.
an abnormal fear of thinking.
a state of doubt or uncertainty, especially with regard to the choice of alternatives; a dilemma.
the process of logical reasoning or rational thought. — ratiocinative, adj.
the conversion of an abstract concept into something concrete; a viewing of the abstract as concrete.
the act of pondering or meditating. — ruminator, n.ruminative, adj.
1. the contemplation or consideration of some subject.
2. an instance of such activity.
3. a conclusion or opinion reached by such activity.
4. a conjecture or surmise; a guess. — speculator, n. — speculative, adj.
the excessive use of speculation.
the process of deductive reasoning, as from cause to effect, from the simple elements to the complex whole, etc. See also joining. — synthesist, n.synthetic, synthetical, adj.
the principles or practice of synthesis or synthetic methods or techniques.
abnormally rapid mental activity.
Rare. the art of reasoning; logic.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thinking - the process of using your mind to consider something carefullythinking - the process of using your mind to consider something carefully; "thinking always made him frown"; "she paused for thought"
higher cognitive process - cognitive processes that presuppose the availability of knowledge and put it to use
free association - a thought process in which ideas (words or images) suggest other ideas in a sequence
mental synthesis, construction - the creation of a construct; the process of combining ideas into a congruous object of thought
abstract thought, logical thinking, reasoning - thinking that is coherent and logical
line of thought - a particular way of thinking that is characteristic of some individual or group
train of thought, thread - the connections that link the various parts of an event or argument together; "I couldn't follow his train of thought"; "he lost the thread of his argument"
mysticism - obscure or irrational thought
ideation - the process of forming and relating ideas
consideration - the process of giving careful thought to something
excogitation - thinking something out with care in order to achieve complete understanding of it
explanation - thought that makes something comprehensible
planning, preparation, provision - the cognitive process of thinking about what you will do in the event of something happening; "his planning for retirement was hindered by several uncertainties"
problem solving - the thought processes involved in solving a problem
convergent thinking - thinking that brings together information focussed on solving a problem (especially solving problems that have a single correct solution)
divergent thinking, out-of-the-box thinking - thinking that moves away in diverging directions so as to involve a variety of aspects and which sometimes lead to novel ideas and solutions; associated with creativity
Adj.1.thinking - endowed with the capacity to reason
rational - consistent with or based on or using reason; "rational behavior"; "a process of rational inference"; "rational thought"

thinking

noun
1. reasoning, thoughts, philosophy, idea, view, position, theory, opinion, conclusions, assessment, judgment, outlook, conjecture There was a strong theoretical dimension to his thinking.
adjective

thinking

adjective
Of, characterized by, or disposed to thought:
Idiom: in a brown study.
Translations
思维

thinking

[ˈθɪŋkɪŋ]
A. N
1. (= ideas, opinions) → pensamiento m, ideas fpl
the new direction of Tyler's thinkingel nuevo enfoque en el pensamiento or las ideas de Tyler
we are so alike in our thinkingpensamos de una forma tan parecida
he hoped we would come round to his way of thinkingesperaba que al final terminaríamos pensando como él
to my way of thinkingen mi opinión, bajo mi punto de vista
good thinking!¡buena idea!
the thinking behind the campaignla línea de pensamiento en la que se basa la campaña
2. (= activity) I've done some thinkinghe estado pensando
I'll have to do some serious thinkingvoy a tener que pensar or reflexionar seriamente
see also lateral, wishful
3. (= ability to think) → pensamiento m
B. ADJ [person, machine] → inteligente
it is obvious to any thinking personresulta obvio para cualquier persona inteligente
the thinking mindla mente racional
to put on one's thinking capestrujarse el cerebro
C. CPD thinking patterns NPL (Psych) → modelos mpl de pensamiento
thinking process Nproceso m mental
thinking time Ntiempo m para pensar

thinking

[ˈθɪŋkɪŋ]
n
(= ideas) → idées fpl
(= way one thinks) → pensée f (= opinions) → opinion f, opinions fpl
to my thinking, to my way of thinking → selon moi
(= thought, reflection) → réflexion f
to do some thinking → réfléchir
to do some serious thinking → bien réfléchir, réfléchir sérieusement
adj
[people, person, woman, man] → doué(e) de raison
[process, skills] → de réflexionthink tank think-tank ngroupe m de réflexion

thinking

adjdenkend; he’s not really a thinking man, he prefers actioner ist kein Denker, sondern ein Macher; all thinking men will agree with mealle vernünftigen Menschen werden mit mir übereinstimmen; the thinking man’s/woman’s pin-updas Pin-up für den gebildenten Mann/die gebildete Frau; to put one’s thinking cap onscharf überlegen or nachdenken; thinking timeBedenkzeit f; thinking processDenkprozess mor -vorgang m; thinking patternsDenkmuster pl
n to do some hard thinking about a questionsich (dat)etwas gründlich überlegen, etwas genau durchdenken; to my way of thinkingmeiner Meinung nach; that might be his way of thinkingdas mag seine Meinung sein; this calls for some quick thinkinghier muss eine schnelle Lösung gefunden werden

thinking

[ˈθɪŋkɪŋ]
1. adj to any thinking persona ogni persona ragionevole
to put on one's thinking cap (fam) → mettersi a pensare
2. npensiero
to my (way of) thinking → a mio parere
I've done some thinking about it → ci ho pensato un po' sopra

thinking

n pensamiento; concrete — pensamiento concreto; magical — pensamiento mágico
References in classic literature ?
She didn't say "perhaps never," but each silently added it, thinking of Father far away, where the fighting was.
The thing to get at is what the writer, or the young thing within the writer, was thinking about.
Maybe you're thinking of joining forces with the professor again, as you did when you dug the big tunnel.
While the secret garden was coming alive and two children were coming alive with it, there was a man wandering about certain far-away beautiful places in the Norwegian fiords and the valleys and mountains of Switzerland and he was a man who for ten years had kept his mind filled with dark and heart-broken thinking.
I am thinking of myself," she said, "when I ought to be thinking of you.
It swept away the very ideas that produced it, and Hetty got up to reach a warm cloak from her clothes-press, wrapped it round her, and sat as if she were thinking of nothing but getting warm.
With that peculiar gift of profoundly sympathetic natures she was thinking and feeling much of what he was experiencing.
His thought had been unsuspended; he was becoming ill with thinking; eaten out with thinking, withered by thinking; scourged out of all his former pulsating flexuous domesticity.
I have been thinking that the law is the boy for me.
Do you know, I've been comforting myself by thinking that however long it lasted he'd want me at the end?
Under the circumstances he could not help thinking it greedy.
For a long time that night Princess Mary sat by the open window of her room hearing the sound of the peasants' voices that reached her from the village, but it was not of them she was thinking.