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Thinking

Meanings and phrases

thinking

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. endowed with the capacity to reason; intelligent; reasoning

thinking

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the process of using your mind to consider something carefully; thought; thought process; cerebration; intellection; mentation

analytic thinking

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts in order to study the parts and their relations; analysis

convergent thinking

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. thinking that brings together information focussed on solving a problem (especially solving problems that have a single correct solution)

creative thinking

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the ability to create; creativity; creativeness
E.g.
  • Students are found to be "learning by doing" while playing video games while fostering creative thinking.
  • In January 2015, Carlin launched a website to explore ideas, stimulate creative thinking, and advance civic engagement.
  • They agreed on the need to educate specialists aiming at invention and creative thinking, within the framework of solving special tasks for applied purposes.

divergent thinking

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. thinking that moves away in diverging directions so as to involve a variety of aspects and which sometimes lead to novel ideas and solutions; associated with creativity; out-of-the-box thinking

lateral thinking

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a heuristic for solving problems; you try to look at the problem from many angles instead of tackling it head-on

logical thinking

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. thinking that is coherent and logical; reasoning; abstract thought

out-of-the-box thinking

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. thinking that moves away in diverging directions so as to involve a variety of aspects and which sometimes lead to novel ideas and solutions; associated with creativity; divergent thinking

synthetic thinking

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the combination of ideas into a complex whole; synthesis

thinking cap

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a state in which one thinks

wishful thinking

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the illusion that what you wish for is actually true
E.g.
  • For example, the Creation Research Society argues that "uniformitarianism is wishful thinking."
  • The idea is controversial within the scientific community, criticised for being bad anatomical science or simply wishful thinking.
  • Donald B. Redford, however, sees all reconstructions from biblical sources for the United Monarchy period as examples of "academic wishful thinking".

critical thinking

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • A key goal is to foster critical thinking skills.
  • Augustine was a strong advocate of critical thinking skills.
  • EdWeek praised "Alaskan Trek" for stimulating critical thinking.

way of thinking

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • This sways Grubbs into the others’ way of thinking.
  • This is also a global way of thinking about the problem.
  • This way of thinking can lead to hopelessness and despair.

ways of thinking

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Learning styles have been described as "enduring ways of thinking and processing information".
  • Individuals belonging to those countries also avoid unconventional ways of thinking and behaving.
  • Cultural conservatives hold fast to traditional ways of thinking even in the face of monumental change.

thinking skills

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • A key goal is to foster critical thinking skills.
  • Augustine was a strong advocate of critical thinking skills.
  • The test material is based on nation-standard textbooks and designed to prompt thinking skills.

without thinking

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • I would choose [the latter] without thinking twice.
  • I didn't have much elasticity, but I was so embarrassed by the $150 that I upped it to $200 without thinking.
  • Instead, an enlightened person would just work to end suffering "tout court", without thinking of the conventional concept of persons.

not thinking

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • "He is not thinking only of the local situation around Paris.
  • Davy Crockett (John Wayne), when asked what he is thinking, responds "not thinking.
  • He emphasised he was not thinking mainly of homosexual relationships, but rather of caring, dependent relationships in general.

strategic thinking

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • This is not a place for show ponies, it's a time for carefully thought through strategic thinking.
  • Often cited as an example of slave writing, Perkins's letter is quoted by textbooks to illustrate slaves' personal struggle, heartbreak, and strategic thinking.
  • Using game theory and in collaboration with Rosemarie Nagel, he also investigated strategic thinking and identified the brain loci of different levels of strategic reasoning (in beauty contest games).

critical thinking skills

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • A key goal is to foster critical thinking skills.
  • Augustine was a strong advocate of critical thinking skills.
  • He built confidence and critical thinking skills in all the students lucky enough to work with him.

quick thinking

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Fortunately, quick thinking mechanics dunked him head-first into a tank of soda solution.
  • Only Nubia's quick thinking and the intervention of the Emperor's brother Domitian saves her.
  • With quick thinking from Erin, she calms the audience, which allows Sideways to teleport Showman to a different location where he defeats him.
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