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.
He laughed and accused me of wishful thinking (=falsely believing that something will happen just because I want it to) .
the rich countries' current thinking on aid
thinking behind
the thinking behind the company's new public relations campaign
2.) when you think about something
If it weren't for Jeff's quick thinking , Tillie could have been badly hurt.
I really needed to do some thinking .
clear/critical/analytical etc thinking
(=a particular way of thinking about things)
3.) put on your thinking cap informal
to try to think seriously about a problem in order to solve it
thinking 2
thinking2 adj [only before noun]
1.) a thinking person is intelligent and tries to think carefully about important subjects
2.) the thinking man's/woman's etc sth
used to say that someone or something is liked by intelligent people
the thinking man's pop band

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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