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noun [uncountable] thinking pronunciation in British 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.



a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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