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"thinking" in British English

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thinkingnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈθɪŋ.kɪŋ/
the ​activity of using ​yourmind to ​consider something: I'll have to do some thinking about how ​best to ​arrange the ​books. someone's ​ideas or ​opinions: What's the thinking behind the ​decision to ​combine the two ​departments? The ​bookdiscusses the ​impact of ​Christian thinking on ​westernsociety.

thinkingadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈθɪŋ.kɪŋ/
Thinking ​people use ​theirminds to ​consider things ​carefully: All thinking ​peoplerealize that we must ​stopwastingournaturalresources.
(Definition of thinking from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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thinkingnoun [U]

 us   /ˈθɪŋ·kɪŋ/

thinking noun [U] (OPINIONS)

the ​process of ​forming an ​opinion or ​idea about something, or the ​opinions or ​ideasformed by this ​process: I ​feel that his thinking is ​outdated in some ​ways. Several new ​books have ​changed my thinking about ​terrorism.

thinking noun [U] (USE OF REASON)

the ​process of using ​yourmind to ​understandmatters, make ​judgments, and ​solveproblems: I’ve done some ​serious thinking about ​ourrelationship. Thinking, for me, is hard ​work!
(Definition of thinking from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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