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thinking

EN[ˈθɪŋkɪŋ] [-ɪŋkɪŋ]
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    Definition of thinking in English Dictionary

  • NounPLthinkingsSUF-ing
    1. Gerund of think.
      1. 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.
  • Verb
    1. present participle of think.
      1. 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.
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • I wasn't thinking straight – I'd had a skinful that night.
      • This may be, as was our presurvey suspicion, due to a lack of “lean” type managerial thinking principles being employed within those units.
      • The hundreds of embroiderers and stitchers hunched over clattering sewing machines at the New Era Cap factory could be forgiven for thinking these are good times.
    2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
      • Thinking fast, we played possum hoping the bear wouldn't bother us.
    3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
      • He shouldn't be given a promotion, to my way of thinking.
      • Left to my own devices, I'll spend hours staring into space, just thinking.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Nouns
      • Countable nouns
        • Singularia tantum
          • Uncountable nouns
        • Verbs
          • Verb forms
            • Participles
              • Present participles
        Related Links:
        1. en thinkings
        2. en thinkingly
        3. en thinking cap
        4. en thinking caps
        5. en thinking much of
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        Meaning of thinking for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "thinking" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form.
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