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  • 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

  • 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

  • Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 — is an experimental indie rock group formed in San Francisco, California, though half of its members are from Manchester, Iowa. Their albums combine dissonant lo fi noise and ambient sounds (referred to as Feller filler ) with tightly constructed… …   Wikipedia

  • Thinking processes (Theory of Constraints) — * (This page is about Theory of constraints. Wikipedia also has a List of thought processes.Thinking processes in Eliyahu M. Goldratt s Theory of Constraints, are the five methods to enable the focused improvement of any system (especially… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • thinking cap — noun a state in which one thinks • Hypernyms: ↑state of mind, ↑frame of mind * * * noun, pl ⋯ caps [count] informal used to refer to the act of trying to solve a problem by thinking carefully about it The students weren t wearing their thinking… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Thinking — Think Think, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Thought}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Thinking}.] [OE. thinken, properly, to seem, from AS. [thorn]yncean (cf. {Methinks}), but confounded with OE. thenken to think, fr. AS. [thorn]encean (imp. [thorn][=o]hte); akin to D.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thinking — think·ing || ðɪŋkɪŋ n. act of forming ideas, act of conceiving in the mind adj. conceiving in the mind, deliberating θɪŋk n. thought, pondering v. deliberate, conceive in the mind; believe …   English contemporary dictionary

  • thinking — The act of reasoning. abstract t. t. in terms of concepts and general principles ( e.g., perceiving a table and a chair as furniture), as contrasted with concrete t.. archaic paralogical t. SYN: prelogical t.. concrete t. t. of objects or ideas… …   Medical dictionary

  • act-object ambiguity — Ambiguity between an actual action, and the upshot of an action. This ambiguity is visible in words like ‘observation’: an observation may be a process that takes time and is performed by someone, or it may be the piece of information that is the …   Philosophy dictionary

  • Magical thinking — For the book, see Magical Thinking (book). Magical thinking is causal reasoning that looks for correlation between acts or utterances and certain events. In religion, folk religion, and superstition, the correlation posited is between religious… …   Wikipedia

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