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thinking

[thing-king] /ˈθɪŋ kɪŋ/
adjective
1.
rational; reasoning:
People are thinking animals.
2.
thoughtful; reflective:
Any thinking person would reject that plan.
noun
3.
thought; judgment, reflection:
clear thinking.
Origin of thinking
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English thenking (noun). See think1, -ing2, -ing1
Related forms
thinkingly, adverb
nonthinking, adjective, noun
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Examples from the Web for non-thinking
Historical Examples
  • The result is that the populace loses its humanity and becomes a non-thinking mass.

    After the Rain Sam Vaknin
  • He was a slow-thinking, even a non-thinking agent, but in a contingency he could fight, still without thinking.

    The Missourian Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
  • I got myself lined up nice and straight with the bird and did my first bit of non-thinking.

    The Trouble with Telstar John Berryman
  • All grades of feeling and believing, thinking and non-thinking, are in the books and periodicals that you find in this store.

    Discourses of Keidansky Bernard G. Richards
British Dictionary definitions for non-thinking

thinking

/ˈθɪŋkɪŋ/
noun
1.
opinion or judgment
2.
the process of thought
adjective
3.
(prenominal) using or capable of using intelligent thought: thinking people
4.
put on one's thinking cap, to ponder a matter or problem
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non-thinking in Medicine

thinking n.
The act or practice of a person who thinks; thought. adj.
Characterized by thought or thoughtfulness; rational.

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