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noun [uncountable] thinking pronunciation in American English /ˈθɪŋkɪŋ/
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  1. 1
    an opinion, or a 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?

    current/modern thinking:

    Many passages have been changed to reflect current political thinking.

  2. 2
    the way that you consider things or react to them

    This is the stage for creative thinking and imaginative ideas.

    positive thinking:

    What’s needed here is some positive thinking.

    quick thinking:

    The driver’s quick thinking helped prevent a more serious accident.

  3. 3
    the process of considering something or of reacting to something

    He had some serious thinking to do.

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