1. uncountable noun [with poss] The general ideas or opinions of a person or group can be referred to as their thinking. ⇒ There was undeniably a strong theoretical dimension to his thinking. ⇒ ...the direction of the ANC's thinking on the country's political future. ⇒ The thinking of economic bureaucrats tends to lag behind changes in world conditions. 2. uncountable noun Thinking is the activity of using your brain by considering a problem or possibility or creating an idea. ⇒ This is a time of decisive action and quick thinking. ⇒ After the pain of defeat passes, England have some thinking to do. 3. adjective [ADJ n] If you describe someone as a thinking man or woman, you mean that they are intelligent and take an interest in important events and issues, and you approve of this. [approval] ⇒ Thinking people on both sides will applaud this book. ⇒ A newspaper called him 'the thinking man's Tory'.
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