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mindset

or mind-set

[ mahynd-set ]
/ ˈmaɪndˌsɛt /
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noun
a fixed attitude, disposition, or mood: His conservative mindset sometimes causes him to miss out on important opportunities.Her judgmental mindset has cost her a number of friendships.
an intention or inclination: I'm not sure what her mindset will be when you ask her about her plans.
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Origin of mindset

First recorded in 1905–10; mind + set
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British Dictionary definitions for mindset

mind-set

noun
the ideas and attitudes with which a person approaches a situation, esp when these are seen as being difficult to alter
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for mindset

mindset

n.
A fixed mental attitude or disposition that predetermines a person's responses to and interpretations of situations.
An inclination or a habit.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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