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thinking (usually uncountable, plural thinkings)

  1. Gerund of think.
    • 2013 August 3, “The machine of a new soul”, in The Economist, volume 408, number 8847:
      But how the neurons are organised in these lobes and ganglia remains obscure. Yet this is the level of organisation that does the actual thinking—and is, presumably, the seat of consciousness.
    What is your thinking on this subject?

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  1. present participle of think
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 5, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
      He was thinking; but the glory of the song, the swell from the great organ, the clustered lights, […], the height and vastness of this noble fane, its antiquity and its strength—all these things seemed to have their part as causes of the thrilling emotion that accompanied his thoughts.
    I'm thinking about inventing a new perpetual-motion machine.


Most common English words before 1923: loved · deal · distance · #626: thinking · beginning · unless · seeing