[ thingk-pees ]
/ ˈθɪŋk ˌpis /
Journalism.Also called dope story . an article, as in a magazine or journal, analyzing and giving the background of a news event or public issue, usually with the author's opinions: Our assessments in this think piece are inherently subjective. Compare editorial, news story.
an artistic work, film, etc., that stimulates thought and discussion:a cinematic think piece on the meaning of “heroism.”
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Origin of think piece
First recorded in 1940–45
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British Dictionary definitions for think piece
/ (ˈθɪŋkˌpiːs) /
a newspaper or magazine article expressing the writer's thoughts or opinions about a particular matter
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Idioms and Phrases with think piece
An article that presents news analysis, background material, and the author's opinions, as in Her goal was to write think pieces but the editor kept assigning crime stories. [c. 1940]
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