thinking

  • 1 Thinking — Think ing, n. The act of thinking; mode of thinking; imagination; cogitation; judgment. [1913 Webster] I heard a bird so sing, Whose music, to my thinking, pleased the king. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 thinking — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ using thought or rational judgement; intelligent. ► NOUN ▪ a person s ideas or opinions. ● put on one s thinking cap Cf. ↑put on one s thinking cap …

    English terms dictionary

  • 3 thinking — [thiŋ′kiŋ] adj. 1. that thinks or can think; rational 2. given to thought; reflective n. the action of one who thinks or the result of such action; thought put on one s thinking cap to begin careful thinking about a problem …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 Thinking — Think ing, a. Having the faculty of thought; cogitative; capable of a regular train of ideas; as, man is a thinking being. {Think ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Thinking in C++ — is a book by Bruce Eckel and Chuck Allison about programming in C++.This book is freely downloadable at [http://www.mindview.net/Books/DownloadSites http://www.mindview.net] . Thinking in C++, Vol. 2: Practical Programming, 2nd Edition , Bruce… …

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  • 6 thinking — thinking; un·thinking; …

    English syllables

  • 7 thinking — index assumption (supposition), circumspect, cogitative, conviction (persuasion), dialectic, opinion ( …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 thinking — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 using your mind to think ADJECTIVE ▪ deep, hard, serious ▪ This topic requires a lot of deep thinking. ▪ good ▪ Yes, I ll email her instead that …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 9 thinking — think|ing1 [ θıŋkıŋ ] noun uncount 1. ) an opinion or set of ideas: thinking on/about: His thinking on social issues has changed considerably over the years. thinking behind: Can you explain the thinking behind your current proposal?… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 10 thinking — I UK [ˈθɪŋkɪŋ] / US adjective [only before noun] * able to consider things carefully and understand what is important He insults the intelligence of every thinking person out there. • the thinking man s/woman s/person s... used before the name of …

    English dictionary

  • 11 thinking — think|ing1 [ˈθıŋkıŋ] n [U] 1.) your opinion or ideas about something, or your attitude towards it ▪ The Administration s thinking changed as the war progressed. ▪ Well, to my way of thinking (=in my opinion) , they should have done that years ago …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 Thinking —    1) I Am a Thinking Thing    But what then am I? A thing which thinks. What is a thing which thinks? It is a thing which doubts, understands, [conceives], affirms, denies, wills, refuses, which also imagines and feels. (Descartes, 1951, p. 153) …

    Historical dictionary of quotations in cognitive science

  • 13 thinking — [[t]θɪ̱ŋkɪŋ[/t]] ♦♦ 1) N UNCOUNT: with poss The general ideas or opinions of a person or group can be referred to as their thinking. There was undeniably a strong theoretical dimension to his thinking. ...the direction of the ANC s thinking on… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 thinking — 1 noun (U) your opinion about something or your attitude towards it: The Administration s thinking changed as the war progressed. | to my way of thinking (=in my opinion): Well, to my way of thinking, they should have done that years ago. | put… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 thinking — Synonyms and related words: abstract thought, act of thought, assessment, assumption, attitude, belief, brainwork, cerebral, cerebration, climate of opinion, cogitation, cogitative, cognitive, common belief, community sentiment, conceit,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16 thinking — thinkingly, adv. /thing king/, adj. 1. rational; reasoning: People are thinking animals. 2. thoughtful; reflective: Any thinking person would reject that plan. n. 3. thought; judgment, reflection: clear thinking. [1250 1300; ME thenking (n.). See …

    Universalium

  • 17 thinking — think•ing [[t]ˈθɪŋ kɪŋ[/t]] adj. 1) rational; reasoning: Humans are thinking animals[/ex] 2) thoughtful; reflective: Any thinking person would approve[/ex] 3) thought; judgment: clear thinking; present day thinking on this issue[/ex] • Etymology …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 thinking — I. noun Date: 14th century 1. the action of using one s mind to produce thoughts 2. a. opinion, judgment < I d like to know your thinking on this > b. thought that is characteristic (as of a period, group, or person) < the current student… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 thinking — [ˈθɪŋkɪŋ] noun [U] 1) an opinion, or a set of ideas Can you explain the thinking behind your proposal?[/ex] 2) the way that you consider things or react to them What s needed here is some positive thinking.[/ex] 3) the process of considering… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 20 thinking — /ˈθɪŋkɪŋ/ (say thingking) adjective 1. capable of thought; able to reason. 2. thoughtful; reflective: any thinking person would agree. –noun 3. thought; reflection. 4. opinion; judgement: to indicate one s thinking on the subject. –phrase 5. put… …

    Australian English dictionary