thought process


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Noun1.thought process - the process of using your mind to consider something carefullythought process - 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
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My thought process is just to play the best I can and to be positive.
Introducing these aspects in a classroom of students who are just beginning to understand the importance of scientific methodology can help in developing the scientific thought process that will, in turn, make them think more analytically about theories and facts.
Underlying all the manifold object-oriented software, languages, and techniques is a unique thought process that is rarely addressed directly, says Weisfeld (business and technology, Cuyahoga Community College, Ohio).
The purpose of this article is to present a thought process to help determine what equipment is best for different circumstances or question recommendations given by others that "just don't sound right.
Adopting the Socratic adage, "Know thyself" as the ultimate reward of reflective thinking, she concentrates on key areas, such as the critical thought process that should be taught in high schools to give students the ability to understand fully how they learn things, what it means to make a home, and what information is necessary to make wise occupational choices.
The third and last part is that within the corporate structure, because of your article, we believe those "powers that be" will see themselves for what they are, what they have done and not done in keeping a '50s, archaic thought process of African Americans, especially black males in executive positions.
Freely punctuated by repetitions, revisions, ums, ahs, and tantalizing silences, Cruz's delivery frayed the novel's already pleonastic story lines to the point of incomprehensibility, mutating the text into the rambling sound track of a thought process or even an esoteric act of self-pleasuring.
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The following topics offer a fundamental understanding of the thought process for pricing excess layers:
The invention each child chose is clearly less important than the thought process involved in making the choice.
When I continue this thought process, my mind becomes flooded with images of Mr Bean humping a curly-haired temptress up against the side of a potting shed in the screen adaptation of Lady Chatterley's Lover.
It explains to children how they can manage their thought processes - what actually causes stress is the thought process and this teaches children how to change their thought processes.