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thinking

[ thing-king ]
/ ˈθɪŋ kɪŋ /
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adjective
rational; reasoning: People are thinking animals.
thoughtful; reflective: Any thinking person would reject that plan.
noun
thought; judgment, reflection: clear thinking.
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Origin of thinking

1250–1300; Middle English thenking (noun). See think1, -ing2, -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM thinking

think·ing·ly, adverbnon·think·ing, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for thinking

thinking
/ (ˈθɪŋkɪŋ) /

noun
opinion or judgment
the process of thought
adjective
(prenominal) using or capable of using intelligent thoughtthinking people
put on one's thinking cap to ponder a matter or problem
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