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English definition of “thought”

thought

noun [C/U] (THINKING)   /θɔt/
the act of thinking about something to form ideas and opinions, or an idea or opinion produced by thinking: [U] I have given this matter considerable thought. [C] Do you have any thoughts on what we should do now? [C] That fact never entered my thoughts. [U] His early religious training helped to shape his thought. [C] It’s just a thought, but since it’s such a beautiful day, why don’t we go for a drive? [U] The very thought of standing up in front of an audience scares me to death.
(Definition of thought noun (THINKING) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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