abstract thought


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Noun1.abstract thought - thinking that is coherent and logicalabstract thought - thinking that is coherent and logical
cerebration, intellection, mentation, thinking, thought process, thought - the process of using your mind to consider something carefully; "thinking always made him frown"; "she paused for thought"
analytic thinking, analysis - the abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts in order to study the parts and their relations
line of reasoning, logical argument, argumentation, argument, line - a course of reasoning aimed at demonstrating a truth or falsehood; the methodical process of logical reasoning; "I can't follow your line of reasoning"
conjecture - reasoning that involves the formation of conclusions from incomplete evidence
deductive reasoning, synthesis, deduction - reasoning from the general to the particular (or from cause to effect)
illation, inference - the reasoning involved in drawing a conclusion or making a logical judgment on the basis of circumstantial evidence and prior conclusions rather than on the basis of direct observation
prediction, anticipation, prevision - the act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future)
ratiocination - logical and methodical reasoning
reasoning backward, regress - the reasoning involved when you assume the conclusion is true and reason backward to the evidence
synthetic thinking, synthesis - the combination of ideas into a complex whole
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It had lain fallow all his life so far as the abstract thought of the books was concerned, and it was ripe for the sowing.
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Students should follow this rule: they should become a visual thinker, they must use literal and abstract thought, they should be able to use metaphors and they must recognize that the artist controls the context.
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A mind-opening introduction to methods of computing and comparing time calculations, this work employs sound tutorial methods of introducing students to abstract thought.
This model consists of: a) the brainstem--controlling metabolic functions like heart rate and breathing; b) the limbic system--the seat of emotion and memory, comprising chiefly the amygdala, the hippocampus, and the hypothalamus; and c) the neocortex--the most distinctly human component of the brain's architecture that allows us to engage in abstract thought and communicate in complex sentences.
Various noninvasive research investigates language, tool use, abstract thought, and music, among other behaviors within the bonobo colony.
Theory is a product of mind and body; to consign it to the realm of abstract thought at the expense of emotion is to undermine its meaningfulness as well as some of the pleasure we might find in it.
This striving to maintain a connection between abstract thought and everyday life finds expression in his writing style too: developing ideas remains meaningless if they are not communicated clearly to the reader, in accordance with his "principles of democratic humanism" (360; my translation).
The authors say that early symptoms of ADRD include problems with short-term memory, time-related concepts, judgment, reasoning ability, abstract thought, reading comprehension, and spoken language comprehension.
But the game's patterns introduce Skylor and his first-grade classmates at Pomelo Drive Elementary to the concept of abstract thought - one of the keys to understanding algebraic equations.
Alea recognized that sign language functioned as speech for the deaf allowing them the tools for abstract thought.