Definitions for thinkingˈθɪŋ kɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

think•ingˈθɪŋ kɪŋ(adj.)

  1. rational; reasoning:

    Humans are thinking animals.

  2. thoughtful; reflective:

    Any thinking person would approve.

  3. (n.)thought; judgment:

    clear thinking; present-day thinking on this issue.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. thinking, thought, thought process, cerebration, intellection, mentation(adj)

    the process of using your mind to consider something carefully

    "thinking always made him frown"; "she paused for thought"

  2. intelligent, reasoning(a), thinking(a)(adj)

    endowed with the capacity to reason

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. thinking(noun)ˈθɪŋ kɪŋ

    ideas sb has about sth and the process that led to them

    I'm trying to understand the thinking behind her actions.

  2. thinkingˈθɪŋ kɪŋ

    the way sb deals with a situation

    If you want to succeed you have to change your thinking.; Positive thinking brought me through the hard times.

  3. thinkingˈθɪŋ kɪŋ

    the process of considering sth

    We have a lot of thinking to do.


  1. thinking(Noun)

    Gerund of think.

    What is your thinking on this subject?

Webster Dictionary

  1. Thinking

    of Think

  2. Thinking(adj)

    having the faculty of thought; cogitative; capable of a regular train of ideas; as, man is a thinking being

  3. Thinking(noun)

    the act of thinking; mode of thinking; imagination; cogitation; judgment

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Thinking

    Mental activity, not predominantly perceptual, by which one apprehends some aspect of an object or situation based on past learning and experience.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'thinking' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1346

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'thinking' in Written Corpus Frequency: #495

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'thinking' in Nouns Frequency: #1060


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